Article date: 16 June 2003
Morley Fund Management, one of the UK’s largest fundmanagers, has appointed Iain Richards as head of governance -public policy from 23 June 2003. The appointment boostsMorley’s corporate governance team to four, and makes it oneof the most experienced in the UK.
Iain will report to Mike Bishop, head of Pan-European equities.He will work alongside Anita Skipper, who has overallresponsibility for corporate governance and Ross Courtier, thesenior UK activism fund manager.
Iain joins from Schroder Investment Management where he wasassociate director and head of corporate governance since 2001. Hisrole involved working on the UK equity desk with responsibility forcorporate governance and engagement work. He has previously alsoworked at the FSA, the London Stock Exchange in the Policy Groupand the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Commenting on the appointment, Gerald Holtham, chief investmentofficer at Morley Fund Management, said: "We are pleased andexcited Iain is joining us. Corporate governance is an establishedand integral part of Morley’s investment process. As one ofthe City’s leading corporate governance experts, Iainreinforces Morley’s position as a leader in this increasinglyimportant area of fund management. We are building a team toprovide thought leadership in the industry."
Iain Richards said: "I am delighted to be joining one of theCity’s best corporate governance teams at such a pivotal timein the industry. The range and potential significance of governanceand investor protection issues being debated in the UK and EU hasnever been greater. I look forward to contributing toMorley’s culture of thought leadership and innovation."
For further information please contact:
Fiona Baker, head of corporate communications, 020 7809 8617,Morley Fund Management.
Notes to editors
Iain joined the DTI in 1989, working in European and thenCompetition policy. He moved to the London Stock Exchange in 1994,working as company secretarial department manager and assistantsecretary to the board. In 1997 he became a member of the UKListing Authority's Policy Group with responsibility for, interalia, corporate governance and public policy issues. He joinedSchroders in 2001, with responsibility for managing and developingtheir corporate governance activities, becoming an associatedirector in 2002. He is an Alumni of the Open University where heis also currently doing his MBA.
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