Ian Kilbride has been a leading figure in the business of Asset Management for over 20 years, he set new standards in service levels for private clients through his original company APPLETON, and then improved on them still further through its successor Warwick Wealth.
Kilbride graduated from Warwick University’s School of Law in 1984 and has spent the years since 1987 working in the financial services industry. He is an approved director and or asset manager in five regulated jurisdictions: United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Mauritius and South Africa.
He is a member of the South African Investment Analysts Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Financial Planning Institute. Kilbride has been involved over the last 20 years in the formation of trust and investment operations, principally in the fields of asset and private wealth management.
Since 1990 he has been the CEO and or director of listed companies on both the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). In each case his family were, or became, material shareholders in those entities.
He has sat on the Legal and Compliance Committee of the Fund Managers Association of South Africa (FMASA)and was one of the associations founding members in 1995, FMASA has developed over the years into what is now known as ASISA. He has also been a Commissioner of Oaths, in South Africa, for the last decade.
Kilbride is the Chairman and founder, of the Spirit Foundation, a charitable educational trust he set up in 1994 with a close friend Tessa Smit. In 2014 the foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary and funds the education and all ancillary needs of over 100 disadvantaged children, during their high school years, namely Grades 8-12.
Born in Lancashire England in 1962, Ian is married to Jooles, he has two sons as well as a step son and daughter. Although he travels extensively, Cape Town, where he has lived for twenty four years, is his home. He remains, however, and forever, a committed Everton supporter.