28 July 2020

Royal London Asset Management appoints Ann O’Brien and Christopher Morson as Non-Executive Directors

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Margherita Orlandini, Corporate PR Manager, Royal London
Margherita Orlandini

Corporate PR Manager, Royal London


Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) announces the appointments of Ann O’Brien and Christopher Morson as Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to the RLAM board.

They bring technology and business transformation experience to RLAM, adding new skills to the board, which will be invaluable in helping shape and deliver RLAM’s future strategic direction.

Ann O’Brien has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years and is currently a NED on the board of AIB Group, serving as a member of its remuneration, business sustainability and audit committees. In her executive career, she was senior partner in Deloitte & Touche’s Banking and Securities division, with oversight of key business transformation and technology development projects. Previously Ms O’Brien worked for EY, Unisys, American Express and Royal Sun Alliance and has extensive international experience, having worked in the UK, the U.S., Luxembourg and France.

Christopher Morson is an experienced NED, with roles at HM Land Registry (HMLR), DVLA, The Pensions Regulator and previously at the Money Advice Service, specialising in digital and business transformation. He has chaired the audit and risk committee (ARC) at HMLR and serves on the ARC and remuneration committees of all.  In his executive career, he gained significant large-scale digital and transformation experience, having been MD of the digital business of RBS/NatWest, where he drove major  improvements  to both the income and cost lines, as well as radically improving the customer experience.  Mr Morson has also worked with Virgin Money, transforming its digital offering and with Price Waterhouse and HSBC.

Commenting on the appointments, Kevin Parry OBE, Chairman said:

“I am delighted to welcome Ann O’Brien and Christopher Morson to RLAM’s board. The business has grown rapidly in recent years, delivering excellent investment performance for its clients. I look forward to Ann and Chris bringing their extensive experience, particularly in the fields of technology and change in financial services, to board discussions.”

About Royal London Asset Management (RLAM):

Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.

RLAM manages £148 billion of assets and employs 121 investment professionals as at 31 December 2020. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.

For professional clients only, not suitable for retail investors.

Issued by Royal London Asset Management Limited, registered in England and Wales number 2244297; authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0RL.

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Margherita Orlandini, Corporate PR Manager, Royal London