Board of Directors

Directors who left the Board during 2016

Andrew Beeson, Ashley Almanza and Massimo Tosato left the Board on 4 April, 28 April and 31 December 2016 respectively. Their biographical details are shown in the 2015 Annual Report and Accounts.

Michael Dobson, Chariman (photo)

Michael Dobson

Chairman (64)

Appointed Chairman in April 2016, having been Chief Executive since November 2001. He first joined the Board as a non-executive Director in April 2001.

Experience: Prior to joining Schroders he was previously Chief Executive of Morgan Grenfell Group and a member of the Board of Managing Directors of Deutsche Bank AG.

External appointments: Member of the FCA Practitioner Panel and the President’s Committee of the Confederation of British Industry.

Committee membership: Chairman of the Nominations Committee.

Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive (photo)

Peter Harrison

Group Chief Executive (50)

Appointed Group Chief Executive in April 2016. He was previously an executive Director and Head of Investment from May 2014.

Experience: He began his career at Schroders as a graduate in 1988 and subsequently held roles at Newton Investment Management, JP Morgan Asset Management as Head of Global Equities and Multi-asset and at Deutsche Asset Management as Global Chief Investment Officer. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of RWC Partners before re-joining Schroders as Global Head of Equities in March 2013.

External appointments: Director of the Investment Association and Chairman from 1 May 2017.

Richard Keers, Chief Financial Officer (photo)

Richard Keers

Chief Financial Officer (53)

Appointed a Director and Chief Financial Officer in May 2013.

Experience: He is a chartered accountant and was a Senior Audit Partner of PwC until May 2013. He became a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in 1997 and has 25 years’ experience in the audits of global financial services groups. His experience includes time spent in PwC’s New York, Sydney, Edinburgh and London offices.

External appointments: Non-executive member of Lloyd’s Franchise Board and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Lord Howard of Penrith, Senior Independent Director (photo)

Lord Howard of Penrith

Senior Independent Director (71)

Appointed Senior Independent Director in April 2015, having been a non-executive Director since November 2008.

Experience: He was previously Deputy to the Chairman of Lehman in Europe until 1998 and was the Partner in charge of international fixed income at Phillips & Drew. He was also Chairman of Tarchon Capital Management LLP from 1998 until March 2013.

External appointments: Senior Adviser at Beazley plc having previously held the position of Chief Investment Officer until the end of 2015.

Committee membership: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.

Robin Buchanan, Independent non-executive Director (photo)

Robin Buchanan

Independent non-executive Director (64)

Appointed in March 2010.

Experience: He was the Senior Partner of Bain & Company Inc. in the UK for 12 years and remains a senior adviser. Most recently he served as Chairman of PageGroup plc until December 2015. He was Dean and President of London Business School. He is a chartered accountant and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

External appointments: Non-executive Director of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee of Access Industries, and a senior adviser to Coller Capital Ltd.

Committee membership: Member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

Rhian Davies, Independent non-executive Director (photo)

Rhian Davies

Independent non-executive Director (52)

Appointed in July 2015.

Experience: She is a chartered accountant and was a partner at Electra Partners, an independent private equity fund manager until June 2015 and remains a senior adviser. She previously worked in PwC’s audit and insolvency practice before joining Electra in 1992.

External appointments: Senior adviser at Electra Partners.

Committee membership: Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. Member of the Nominations Committee.

Rakhi Goss-Custard, Independent non-executive Director (photo)

Rakhi Goss-Custard

Independent non-executive Director (42)

Appointed in January 2017. She will stand for election at the 2017 AGM.

Experience: She is an experienced executive in digital retailing having spent 11 years at Amazon. Prior to joining Amazon, she held roles at TomTom and in management consultancy in the US.

External appointments: Non-executive Director of Kingfisher plc, Rightmove plc, Intu Properties plc and AIM listed Be Heard plc.

Committee membership: Member of the Nominations Committee.

Ian King, Independent non-executive Director (photo)

Ian King

Independent non-executive Director (60)

Appointed in January 2017. He will stand for election at the 2017 AGM.

Experience: He was appointed Chief Executive of BAE Systems plc in 2008 having been originally appointed to the BAE board as Chief Operating Officer, UK and Rest of the World. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Alenia Marconi Systems, having previously served as Finance Director of Marconi Electronic systems. He also served as a non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Rotork plc until June 2014.

External appointments: Chief Executive of BAE Systems plc.

Committee membership: Member of the Nominations Committee.

Philip Mallinckrodt, Non-executive Director (photo)

Philip Mallinckrodt

Non-executive Director (54)

Appointed an executive Director in January 2009 and a non-executive Director on 1 March 2017.

Experience: He started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in 1985. He first joined Schroders in 1994, and then worked for Citigroup from 2000 to 2002. He rejoined Schroders in 2002 as Head of Corporate Development, was Group Head of Wealth Management from 2006 to 2016 and then Group Head of Private Assets and Wealth Management until 1 March 2017.

External appointments: Member of the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution.

Committee membership: Member of the Nominations Committee.

Nichola Pease, Independent non-executive Director (photo)

Nichola Pease

Independent non-executive Director (55)

Appointed in September 2012.

Experience: She has over 30 years’ experience in the asset management and stock broking industries. She was the Chief Executive and then Deputy Chairman of J O Hambro Capital Management Ltd from 1998 until 2008, following which she held a number of roles in the charity and public sectors.

External appointments: Founder and Chairman of Investment 2020 and a Member of the Eton College Investment Committee.

Committee membership: Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

Bruno Schroder, Non-executive Director (photo)

Bruno Schroder

Non-executive Director (84)

Appointed in January 1963.

Experience: He is the great-great-grandson of John Henry Schroder, co-founder of the Schroders businesses in 1804. He joined the Schroder Group in London where he worked in the Commercial Banking and Corporate Finance divisions of J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co Ltd.

External appointments: Director of a number of private limited companies.

Committee membership: Member of the Nominations Committee.

Graham Staples, Group Company Secretary (photo)

Graham Staples

Group Company Secretary (55)

Experience: He joined Schroders in 2004. Previously, he held senior company secretarial, compliance and business development roles at NatWest, Barclays, TSB and Computershare.

As Secretary to the Board of Schroders plc and the GMC, he is responsible for the Group’s governance framework and advising the Board and GMC on all governance matters.