Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for building on the success of the business and developing it in partnership with our key stakeholders, including customers, shareholders and employees.

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.

Dean Bowden – Managing Director

Dean is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and before joining the business spent nearly 10 years with Thesis Asset Management, where he was head of the Fund of Funds Managed service and fund selection team.  He joined Skandia Investment Group in 2007 and held several senior management positions as the business transformed to become Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI).  In 2015 he was appointed OMGI’s proposition and commercial director, before becoming chief commercial officer at Quilter Investors upon its formation in 2018 and appointed managing director in 2019.

Fiona Woodhouse – Chief Risk Officer

Fiona became CRO for Old Mutual Wealth’s multi-asset business in November 2017, which then became Quilter Investors in June 2018. She holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Fiona joined the business from Henderson Global Investors where she held several positions including deputy chief risk officer and head of operational risk.

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.

Nicola Parker – Head of Human Resources

Nicola is responsible for recruitment and HR activity at Quilter Investors. She joined the business 2018 from Russell Investments where she was Head of Human Resources for EMEA and supported the firm’s integration with TA Associates. In over 20 years working with global financial services firms such as ABN AMRO and Standard Bank, Nicola has gained a wealth experience, with particular focus on change management; M&A and organisational design.  

Deborah Nash - Head of Legal

Deborah joined the business in February 2015 and in 2016 became interim head of legal for Old Mutual Global Investors before joining Quilter Investors as head of legal when the new business was established. In a career spanning more than 25 years, she has gained extensive experience in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Old Mutual she held senior legal roles at Zurich Life, Capita Financial Managers and AXA.  Deborah was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2006.

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