Alison Platt is confirmed as HL chair

Hargreaves Lansdown has right this moment confirmed the appointment of Alison Platt to the function of chair of the board and as a non-executive director of HL, following regulatory approval.

She has changed Deanna Oppenheimer who unexpectedly stop in November after activist traders had threatened to vote in opposition to her re-appointment on the December AGM.

Some traders had been sad with the agency’s share value efficiency lately, together with founder Peter Hargreaves.

Deanna Oppenheimer served as chair for six years throughout which the share value fell from a peak of two,419p in Could 2019 to 706p by the point she stop.

New chair Alison Platt has management expertise throughout each personal and listed firms within the healthcare, monetary providers, retail and property, and controlled sectors.

She presently holds chair positions at Dechra Prescribed drugs, a FTSE100 specialist veterinary merchandise enterprise, and insurance coverage firm Ageas UK. She has additionally been a non-executive director of Tesco Plc since 2016.

She was chief government of Countrywide between 2014-2018 and earlier than that she held a number of senior roles at BUPA, together with as managing director of its worldwide growth markets enterprise.

She was beforehand a non-executive director of the Overseas and Commonwealth Workplace, a member of Hampton-Alexander evaluate steering group advising on variety and inclusion and Chair of Alternative Now.

On her appointment in November Ms Platt stated: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of the HL board and excited by the chance to work with Dan and the workforce as HL continues its important work in supporting shoppers to make financial savings and funding selections with confidence. I look ahead to working intently with my new board colleagues to information HL’s subsequent section of development.”


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