Mr Freeman has worked in the financial services industry for more than four decades, and has held a number of senior roles with BT Financial Group, including general manager of adviser distribution and senior strategic advisor.
“I am delighted to be appointed chair of the Templeton Global Growth Fund and look forward to working with the board and engaging with our shareholders,” Mr Freeman said.
Retiring chair James Killen said it had been a “privilege” to lead the board over the last five years, but that he was pleased with Mr Freeman’s appointment.
“With his extensive experience in financial services, I am confident that TGG and the board will be in very capable hands under Chris Freeman’s leadership,” Mr Killen said.
The Templeton Global Growth Fund also announced that Alok Sethi has joined the board of directors, succeeding Jenny Johnson.
“Mr Sethi is chairman of Franklin Templeton Services, which provides investment management services to Franklin Templeton products globally,” the company said.
“He brings a strong operational background and global outlook to his role as a non-executive director of the Templeton Global Growth Fund.”