Our Team - Chris Bourne (Consultant)
Chris joined PIA in the summer of 2009 having started his Financial Services career with Staffordshire Building Society.
He stayed with SBS through acquisitions by Portman and Nationwide Building Societies, working as a Financial Planning Manager and Senior Financial Consultant.
After embarking on a round the world trip in late 2007 and having been offered a position with a leading financial advisory practice in Melbourne, Australia, Chris instead decided to return to the UK and joined St. James's Place Wealth Management as an Associate Partner, before entering the independent advice sector.
Chris is qualified to Diploma level through the Chartered Insurance Institute and has previously been a regular contributor to the Business section of the Express & Star newspaper as well as other trade periodicals.
His main areas of expertise lie within investments and pre and post retirement planning, but he believes that no single area should be looked at in isolation and to achieve the best results an holistic view of a client's financial situation should be taken.
Outside of the workplace, Chris is a keen fitness enthusiast and is a Board Director of Wolverhampton BID (Business Improvement District). This private funding initiative is responsible for developing new services to aid the regeneration of Wolverhampton City Centre.