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Wednesday 01 May, 2019

B.P. Marsh &Partners

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 6426X
B.P. Marsh & Partners PLC
01 May 2019

Date:                1st May 2019

On behalf of:     B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc

("B.P. Marsh", the "Company" or the "Group")


B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc

Appointment of a New Non-Executive Director


The Board of B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc, the specialist investor in early stage financial services businesses (AIM: BPM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas Hugh Carter as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee with immediate effect.


Nick Carter, aged 76, has over 50 years' experience in the Lloyd's Insurance Market. Nick held a variety of positions within Nelson Hurst & Marsh Limited, Citicorp Insurance Brokers and Nelson Hurst Plc acting as Chairman of the Professional Indemnity division of the latter between 1994 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2012, Nick was a consultant with both Alexander Forbes Pty. Ltd and Prime Professions Ltd.


The Board considers that Nick Carter's wealth of experience and network of contacts within the insurance market will provide a valuable resource to the Group.


Commenting on the appointment, Brian Marsh OBE, Chairman of B.P. Marsh, said:


"I am delighted to welcome Nick to the Board, given his many years of experience working within the insurance market and his in-depth understanding of the industry. The Management Team looks forward to working alongside Nick to continue to grow the Company."


On his appointment Nick said: "I am delighted to be joining the Board of B.P. Marsh and look forward to being involved with the expanding international business whilst taking an active interest in the overview of the Company's UK investments. As a result of a 50-year career in the Lloyd's Market I am able offer the Company my experience, specifically in all aspects of an insurance broking operation including acquisitions and disposals and I look forward to assisting in adding value and joining the exceptionally talented team."



Nicholas Hugh Carter:

Nicholas Carter has not been a director or partner of any company or partnership during the last five years.


There are no further matters in connection with the Company's appointment of Nick Carter to be disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


For further information:


B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc                                                   

Brian Marsh OBE / Camilla Kenyon                                                     +44 (0)20 7233 3112


Nominated Adviser & Broker

Panmure Gordon

Atholl Tweedie / Charles Leigh-Pemberton / Ailsa Macmaster            +44 (0)20 7886 2500


About B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc

B.P. Marsh's current portfolio contains eighteen companies. More detailed descriptions of the portfolio can be found at

Since formation over 25 years ago, the Company has assembled a management team with considerable experience both in the financial services sector and in managing private equity investments. Many of the directors have worked with each other in previous roles, and all have worked with each other for at least five years.

Prior to Brian Marsh's involvement in the Company, he spent many years in insurance broking and underwriting in Lloyd's as well as the London and overseas market. He has over 30 years' experience in building, buying and selling financial services businesses, particularly in the insurance sector.

Alice Foulk joined B.P. Marsh in September 2011 having started her career at a leading Life Assurance company. In 2014 she took over as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, running the Chairman's Office and established herself as a central part of the management team.

In February 2015 she was appointed as a Director of B.P. Marsh and a member of the Investment Committee. In January 2016 Alice was appointed Managing Director of B.P. Marsh.

In her position as Managing Director, Alice is responsible for the overall performance of the Company and monitoring the Company's overall progress towards achieving the objectives and goals of the Company, as set by the Board.

Dan Topping is the Chief Investment Officer of B.P. Marsh, having been appointed as a Director in 2011. He joined the Company in February 2007, following two years at an independent London accountancy practice. Dan is the Senior Executive with overall responsibility for the portfolio and investment strategy of B.P. Marsh.

Dan graduated from the University of Durham in 2005 and is a member of the Securities and Investment Institute and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Dan is a standing member of the B.P. Marsh Investment and Valuation Committees and currently serves as a Board Director across the portfolio.

Camilla Kenyon (Millie) was appointed to the main Board in 2011, following her appointment as Head of Investor Relations in 2009. She has dual responsibilities within the Group, running both Investor Relations and the New Business Department and is Chair of the New Business Committee evaluating new investment opportunities.

Millie is nominee director over two investee companies and is a member of the Investment Committee. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including numerous Board appointments and is a Member of the Investor Relations Society.

Jonathan Newman is a Chartered Management Accountant and is the Group Director of Finance and has over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry. Jon graduated from the University of Sheffield with an honours degree in Business Studies and joined the Group in November 1999, following two years at Euler Trade Indemnity and two years at a Chartered Accountants. Jon is a Member of the Chartered Global Management Accountants, the Chartered Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Jon was appointed a Director of B.P. Marsh & Company Limited in September 2001, and Group Finance Director in December 2003 and was instrumental in the admission of the Group to AIM in February 2006. Jon is a member of the B.P. Marsh Investment and Valuation Committees and currently serves as a Board Director for Walsingham Motor Insurance Limited, and provides senior financial support and advice to all companies within the Group's portfolio as well as evaluating new investment opportunities.

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