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Paul Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is CEO of Quilter Investors and maintains oversight of the portfolio management team. After working in investment banking as an investment risk professional and then proprietary trader, he switched to asset management working in leading hedge funds before joining the Group via Old Mutual Asset Managers (OMAM) in 2006. As OMAM grew into Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) he became Head of Alternatives and then Director of Investments. When Old Mutual PLC rebranded to Quilter and sold the OMGI business Paul moved across to take the CEO role in Quilter Investors, the asset management business of Quilter Group. Paul also sits on the Quilter Investors Board, the Quilter PLC executive Committee and the Board of the Quilter Investors ICAV in Ireland.

Paul has a BA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the University of Bradford Management Centre.

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Jon Little

Chairman

Jon was appointed to the Quilter Investors Board in February 2018. He has over 30 years’ experience in the investment management business internationally and has worked at Fidelity, JP Morgan Investment Management and held various senior executive roles at BNY Mellon – latterly as Vice Chairman responsible for the international asset management business. Jon has served as Chairman of The Dreyfus Corporation in New York and Insight Investment Management. He has also served on various asset management boards, including Newton, Walter Scott, Pareto and Alcentra, and as a Non-executive Director of Jupiter Fund Management plc.

Jon has been a founder and managing partner at Northill Capital since November 2010 and is Chairman of the Oxford Brookes Endowment Investment Committee. He has been an Independent Non-executive Director of Quilter plc since May 2017 and serves as a member of the Board Remuneration Committee.

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Cathy Turner

Independent Non-Executive Director

Cathy was appointed to the Quilter Investors Board in February 2018.  She is an experienced non-executive director with significant industry knowledge of HR and remuneration matters, having served as group HR Director at Barclays plc where she was also a member of the group executive committee. At various times, her responsibilities also included group strategy and investor relations. Cathy’s most recent executive role was as Chief Administration Officer at Lloyds Banking Group plc where she was responsible for a number of corporate functions. She previously served as a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Countrywide for six years.

Cathy currently serves as a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Aldermore Group, and a partner at the senior advisory organisation, Manchester Square Partners.  She has been an Independent Non-executive Director of Quilter plc since December 2016 and serves as Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee and a member of the Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee.