Guildford-based Chapters Financial director Keith Churchouse has been appointed president of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) southern branch.

The former New Model Adviser® cover star will take over from retiring branch president Kate Nathoo, who heads up Thesis Asset Management’s Guildford office. Louis Coke, senior investment manager at Charles Stanley, will act as vice president.

Churchouse (pictured) said: ‘Our mutual objective during the coming term is to build further on the programme and membership of the branch. With two venue locations now in operation across Surrey, our committee is looking to consolidate these positions before planning a third venue opening.

‘This will ensure full access to CISI events across the region. I look forward to the challenge.’

Churchouse has run Chapters from Guildford high street for over a decade. He has written several books on business and financial planning.

CISI regional director Richard Bennett said: ‘We are pleased to have Keith as the new CISI southern branch president and we thank outgoing president Kate Nathoo for her excellent leadership.

‘We support Keith and the team with their plans to further develop the branch programme and in arranging an exciting schedule for members for the year ahead.’