Board of Directors
Simon Fraser1 – Chairman | Sep 2014*
Chairman since 2014, Simon is also Chairman of McInroy & Wood and TS Lombard. He spent 28 years at Fidelity, working in the US, Europe and Asia helping build the network of international investment professionals, ultimately becoming Chief Investment Officer of Fidelity International. Since leaving Fidelity he has also served as Chairman of F&C Investment Trust and Merchants Trust and a non-executive director of Barclays plc and Ashmore plc.
Andy Griffiths – Executive Director | Sep 2014
Andy has over 25 years of international investment experience. Before setting up the Investor Forum in 2014, Andy was a senior investment professional at Capital Group and M&G. Throughout his career, Andy has been responsible for financial sector investments and has consistently been ranked among leading equity investors in Europe. Andy was also on Operating Partner with Corsair Capital.
Edward Bonham Carter2 | Dec 2014
Edward was previously joint CEO, Chief Investment Officer and UK fund manager at Jupiter, before becoming Vice-Chairman in 2014. Previously he worked at Schroders and Electra Investment Trust. Edward is currently SID of Land Securities Group plc and ITV plc and a Board member of Netwealth Investments Ltd.
Mark Burgess | Dec 2014
Mark is the former CIO, EMEA and Global Head of Equities at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Prior to this, he held senior roles at Legal & General Investment Management, Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management. Mark was Chair of the Investment Association’s Investment Committee until September 2019.
Paul Coombes | Oct 2017
A former director of McKinsey & Company, Paul was head of their UK insurance practice and global leader of the firm’s financial institutions practice. He is a member of the FRC’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel. He is currently Chairman, Centre for Corporate Governance, London Business School.
Anne Marie Fleurbaaij | Oct 2019
Anne Marie was with GIC (London), a sovereign wealth fund, where she spent 12 years as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to this, she was a Vice-President at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and began her career at Deloitte. She serves as a Senior Adviser to Girls Are Investors and is an Ambassador to the Diversity Project.
Sir Peter Gershon | Jan 2018
Sir Peter has held senior positions in public and private companies in healthcare, technology and the telecommunications industries. His previous senior board level appointments include Chairman of Tate & Lyle plc, Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce, Managing Director of Marconi Electronic Systems and a member of the UK Defence Academy Advisory Board. He is the current Chairman of National Grid plc.
Jessica Ground | Jan 2017
Jessica is Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders, and chairs the firm’s Corporate Governance Committee. She was previously a fund manager and an analyst covering Financials and Utilities on a pan-European and Global basis. Jessica is Chair of the Investment Association’s Corporate Governance and Engagement Committee.
Chris Hitchen | Dec 2014
Formerly CEO of RPMI Railpen, Chris is now Chairman of Border to Coast Pension Partnership and The Pension Superfund, as well as being a Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee of NEST. Chris is also a board member of the International Centre for Pensions Management and on the investment committee for the Guardian Media Group.
Ida Levine3 | Dec 2014
Ida’s roles at Capital Group have included Board Director, Senior Vice-President, Senior Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance in Europe and Director of European Public Affairs. Ida is Chair of the International Securities Regulation Committee of the International Law Association, and sits on the Board of the Impact Investing Institute.
James Macpherson | Oct 2017
James is Deputy CIO of BlackRock’s Fundamental Active Equities team and a member of BlackRock’s Leadership Committee, having been at the firm and its predecessor companies as an analyst and portfolio manager for 32 years.
Luba Nikulina | Apr 2019
Luba is Global Head of Manager Research at Willis Towers Watson, responsible for the global team of analysts conducting investment research an asset management firms around the world in a variety of asset classes, making recommendations to WTW’s clients. Luba also oversees operational due diligence an asset management firms.
Sacha Sadan | Dec 2014
Sacha is Director of Corporate Governance, Legal & General Investment Management, and has overall responsibility for corporate governance at LGIM, including ESG issues. He is also on the Board of Legal & General Investment Management Ltd. Sacha was previously Senior UK Equity Manager at Gartmore.
Robert Swannell | Dec 2014
Robert Is Chairman of UK Government Investments, which is responsible for corporate finance and corporate governance for HMG. He is currently a member of the Takeover Appeal Board and was previously Chairman of Marks & Spencer plc. Robert spent over 30 years in investment banking with Schroders/Citigroup and was on the board of both British Land Company plc and 3i Group plc.
1. Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee
2. Senior Independent Director
3. Chair of the Operating Oversight Committee