July 3rd, 2016 Global Shares today announced the appointment of industry veteran Charles Cryer as Group Finance Director & Managing Director, Share Registration.
Charles, who will join the company in the autumn 2016, brings over 20 years of experience in the financial and corporate services industries to the role, in particular the leadership of share registry service providers. Prior to joining Global Shares, he served as Chief Executive of Capita Registrars for six years and latterly as Divisional Finance Director of Capita Asset Services. Charles is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC.) He has also worked as a corporate broker for Charterhouse Securities and ING Barings.
As a highly experienced financial services business leader, Charles’ depth of share registry industry experience will play an instrumental role in Global Shares’ expansion into share registration services in the UK and Ireland. Also, as Group Finance Director, Charles will closely support Global Shares’ CEO, Tim Houstoun, in leading the business during its rapid growth and expansion into new products and markets.
“We are delighted to welcome Charles to the Global Shares team,” said Tim Houstoun, CEO at Global Shares. “His unique experience as a proven CEO within the share registry industry, coupled with his experience as a Divisional Finance Director within a FTSE100 makes him an invaluable addition to Global Shares”.
Charles Cryer said “I am thrilled to be joining Global Shares at such an exciting time in its development. Their best in class technology is proving to be tremendously successful with issuers, the quality of the team inspiring, and as an investor in their recent fundraising, I see there to be significant growth potential over the coming years. I am also particularly pleased to be returning to the UK share registration industry.”
Charles joins Global Shares at an exciting time as the portfolio of clients on our EquityAdmin cloud-based platform continues to grow, with major global companies such as Experian and Generali recently partnering with Global Shares. Charles will join the board of Global Shares Plc and will be based in our London office.
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