The IPS Group directors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance and financial services markets, in particular the London insurance market. Find out more about our directors below.
Alan Charlesworth is the Chairman of IPS Group Limited. He joined IPS in 1989, became finance director in 1991,Managing Director in 1998 and assumed the Chairmanship in 2015. He has played an active part in developing the Group's Asian operations and played a key role in establishing the offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, he came through the ranks at Ernst & Young before joining IPS.
Anthony Chitnis is Managing Director of IPS Group Limited and is also the Director responsible for the Financial Services Practice across the company. He has been with the company more than 25 years and specialises in advising management and individuals on executive appointments across life assurance, pensions, retail financial services and investment industries and general management, distribution, actuarial and marketing functions. He has also worked on assignments in executive compensation and broader reward consulting. Anthony also holds Board responsibility for Anakin Seal Legal, our legal recruitment division of the IPS Group.
Christopher Dickman is a board director of IPS Group and a shareholder in the company. He has been with the business for more than 25 years and specialises in the broking market. Over the years he has executed assignments at a senior level for many of the major broking houses. In addition, he has also facilitated several business mergers and acquisitions.
Andrew Gartside is a Board Director and Shareholder of the business who has been with IPS for over 20 years. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the London Financial Services team and specialises in senior appointments in the Pensions and Employee Benefits fields. Typical assignments would include working with In House Pensions & Benefits Managers, Consultants, Management Consultants, Client Managers and Project Managers. He also runs a specialist desk servicing the Pensions Lawyer market.
Jeremy Cross is a Board Director of IPS Group and a shareholder in the company. He started his career at a London Market Insurer before joining IPS in 1989 and has specialised since in recruitment for the General Insurance sector. He focuses on senior level insurance and reinsurance assignments on a retained search basis. He has responsibility for teams in London, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong & Shanghai. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers and a Freeman of the City of London.