Jeremy Gibson new UK-based Guardian Financial Services CFO

The South African has served as Guardian Financial Services’ acting CFO since 2020.

UK-based Guardian Financial Services has appointed South African Jeremy Gibson as its new CFO. Jeremy, who has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, has been acting on an interim basis at the protection challenger for the last 12 months.

Prior to joining Guardian, he was the CFO and director of Sanlam UK and held the role of non-executive director of Nucleus Financial. Before that, he spent over seven years with Macquarie Bank in Sydney and the UK in their banking and financial services divisions.

Initially, Gibson began his career as a CA with EY in South Africa after receiving his BCompt honours in accounting from Unisa.

In a statement, Guardian CEO Katya MacLean said:

“I’m delighted to appoint Jeremy as CFO on a permanent basis, to complete our new executive committee. He’s well known to the team, having successfully acted as interim CFO for the past year, and has played a key role in the strong growth of the business during 2020. We’re looking forward to building on that success during 2021, to bring our award-winning protection to more families that need it.”