The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Churchouse CFPTM Chartered FCSI as President of CISI’s Southern branch.
Keith has been involved in UK retail financial services for over three decades and has run his own financial planning business, Chapters Financial Limited from Guildford High Street for over a decade. He is also author of several books on the topics of business and financial planning.
He was Chair of the Surrey IFP branch on two occasions prior to the merger with CISI and joined the CISI Southern branch committee at the point of the merger to provide continued support to financial planning members in transition. Keith became Vice President promptly afterwards.
Keith said: “I am delighted to be taking on the new role, following on from the excellent work of our retiring President, Kate Nathoo. The Southern branch has moved from strength to strength during Kate’s tenure and I send my warm thanks to her for all her work.
“I am also thrilled to have Louis Coke from Charles Stanley in Guildford as my Vice President. Our mutual objective during the coming term is to build further on the programme and membership of the Southern branch. With two venue locations now in operation across Surrey (Guildford and Reigate/Redhill) our committee is looking to consolidate these positions before planning a third venue opening to ensure full access to CISI events across the region. I look forward to the challenge.”
Richard Bennett, CISI Regional Director said: “We are so very pleased to have Keith as the new CISI Southern branch president and we thank outgoing President Kate Nathoo for her excellent leadership. We look forward to supporting Keith and the team with their plans to further develop the branch programme and arranging an exciting schedule for members for the year ahead.”
The CISI is the professional body for those working in or looking to establish a career in the financial planning, wealth management and capital markets professions. It has a network of 23 hard-working branch committees throughout the UK whose primary role is to support the provision of continuing professional development opportunities, social and networking events for CISI members.