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Fairstone appoints new CFO


Chartered financial planning firm Fairstone has appointed Gerard Murray as its new Chief Financial Officer.

He will start in January 2018 and also joins the Fairstone Group Board. This appointment will allow Fairstone’s current CFO, Scott Hopkinson, to move into his new role as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for the company’s acquisition programme.

Murray has over 30 years of experience in some of the north’s leading private and public businesses. He has held senior roles at Reg Vardy, Northgate, Benfield Motor Group and most recently at Quantum Pharma.

Fairstone Chief Executive Lee Hartley said: “We are delighted to welcome Ged to Fairstone’s senior management team. His corporate finance experience and history of working with some of the UK’s foremost PLCs will be of great benefit for the future growth of the company and further reinforces our commitment to becoming a lead player in the wealth management sector.”

Murray added: “I am delighted to be joining the team at this exciting time in its ongoing development. Fairstone is in a very strong position and has built some incredible momentum over the last few years thanks to its differentiated model. I’m looking forward to being a key part of the firm’s continued success.”