Board Directors

Paul Simpson – Chief Executive Officer

Paul was appointed CEO of Old Mutual Wealth’s multi-asset business in September 2017, which then became Quilter Investors Limited in June 2018. He joined Old Mutual in 2006 as co-manager of the European Statistical Arbitrage fund and Global Statistical Arbitrage fund, before being appointed Old Mutual Global Investors head of alternatives in 2009. Paul has a BA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the University of Bradford Management Centre.

Mitchell Dean – Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Mitchell has managerial oversight of finance and operations for Quilter Investors Limited. He holds a BSc in Economics from University College London and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He joined Old Mutual in 2007 as CFO for Skandia Global Funds, before transferring to Old Mutual Global Investors in 2012.

Jon Little - QIL Chairman and iNED 

Jon Little was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director in April 2017 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr Little also sits on the board of Quilter Investors (the new name for Old Mutual Investment Management Limited).

From 1990 to 1997, Mr Little worked at Fidelity Investments, holding various roles including business development director, before moving to JP Morgan Investment Management where he was vice president, head of International Funds & European Sub-advisory. In 2000, Mr Little moved to Mellon (later BNY Mellon) and held various roles including vice chairman of BNY Mellon Asset Management, member of The Bank of New York Mellon’s Global Executive Committee and head of BNY Mellon’s International Asset Management Business, responsible for all non-US asset management businesses. From 2007 to 2008, Mr Little was also chairman of The Dreyfus Corporation in New York and chairman of Insight Investment Management from its acquisition in 2009. Mr Little was also a member of various asset management boards, including Newton, Walter Scott, Pareto and Alcentra. From 2011 to 2016, Mr Little was a non-executive director of Jupiter Fund Management plc. Mr Little is currently a partner at Northill Capital, a company he founded in November 2010. Mr Little is also the Chairman of the Oxford Brookes Endowment Investment Committee.

Mr Little holds a BTEC from Oxford Brookes in Business and Finance. He also holds the CFA Society of the UK – Investment Management Certificate and the Chartered Insurance Institute Financial Planning Certificate qualifications.

Cathy Turner - iNED

Cathy Turner was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director in December 2016 and is also a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee and chair of the Remuneration Committee. Ms Turner is an experienced non-executive director who has spent over 30 years working in senior leadership roles at global organisations. After an initial career in consulting, Ms Turner moved into financial services in 1997 with Barclays plc, where she rose to the position of group HR director and was a member of the group executive committee. At various times, her responsibilities also included group strategy and investor relations. Her most recent executive role was as chief administration officer at Lloyds Banking Group plc where she was responsible for a number of corporate functions.

Ms Turner’s current board roles include being non-executive director and chair of the Remuneration Committee at Countrywide plc and non-executive director and chair of the Remuneration Committee at Aldermore Group plc, part of the FirstRand Group. She is also a part-time partner at the senior advisory organisation Manchester Square Partners. Ms Turner holds a BA (Hons) degree from Lancaster University in Economics.

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