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Board Directors

Tim Breedon

Tim Breedon

Chairman

Tim is an experienced Non-executive Director and Committee member. He has had a distinguished career in financial services, with past appointments including Group Chief Executive Officer of Legal & General, being a Member of the Takeover Panel, and holding Non-executive Director roles with the Association of British Insurers and the Financial Reporting Council. In February 2022, Tim retired from the board of Barclays Bank plc, and stood down as chair of the Barclays plc and Barclays Bank plc Board Risk Committee, and as a member of the Barclays Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Remuneration Committee. Tim continues to serve on the Board of Barclays plc and chairs Barclays Bank Ireland PLC and Apax Global Alpha Limited. Tim’s extensive business leadership and governance best-practice experience enables him to provide challenge, advice and support to Quilter management on business strategy, performance, decision making and governance matters.

Sarah Fromson

Sarah Fromson

Non-executive Director

Sarah brings a thirty-year career in the investment management industry, including senior Chief Investment Risk Officer roles at RBS Asset Management (and formerly at Coutts) and, most recently, at The Wellcome Trust, where her role spanned investment and operational risks. She stepped down from her executive career in September 2019 and is currently a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of asset management firm Arrowstreet Capital; Chair of JP Morgan’s £350 million-plus Global Emerging Markets Income Trust; Chair at venture capital trust Baronsmead Second Venture Trust; and a Trustee Director of the Wellcome Trust Pension Plan and that of its subsidiary Genome Research Ltd. Sarah is also Chair of the Investment Committee of Capital Generation Partners, a high net worth family wealth management office.

Steven Levin

Chief Executive Officer

Steven is the chief executive of Quilter Investors, having been appointed in April 2021. He is also chief executive of Quilter’s investment platform, a role he took on in October 2015, where he was instrumental in leading the implementation of the new platform technology.

He has extensive experience in developing and distributing financial products, as well as in asset management and investments. Previous roles include global head of distribution and managing director of Skandia International, and he also served as product and proposition director for Old Mutual in South Africa and globally for Old Mutual plc.

Steven is a qualified actuary and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Richard Skelt

Richard Skelt

Independent Non-executive Director

Richard Skelt was appointed to the Quilter Investors Board in March 2020.

He has considerable investment management experience with a deep understanding of multi-asset investing, having built Fidelity’s Investment Solutions Group to a business with more than $45bn of assets under management.

Richard spent 23 years at Fidelity International where he held a number of senior leadership roles within the Investment Solutions Group. He spent 18 years as a portfolio manager, where he managed multi-asset funds of around $10bn and proposed and managed new multi-asset solutions. In his role as Co-Head of the Investment Solutions Group at Fidelity, Richard formalised the strategic asset allocation process, created a third-party research team and launched a number of new investment products. He went on to take charge of all functions within the Investment Solutions Group as Chief Investment Officer, following which he transitioned to the Head of Investment role where he was responsible for oversight of all investment and provided investment leadership for the team. Richard has a BA in Biochemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School. 

Louise Williams

Finance Director

Louise was appointed Finance Director for Quilter Investors effective 1 Jan 2020. She has a wealth of experience in the asset management industry at all levels and brought that to Quilter Investors in 2018 when she joined as Financial Controller, following previous roles in Finance and Risk at BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management.

Louise is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a BA (Hons) in International Business & French.