M&G Group Limited Board

The M&G Group Limited Board is responsible for overseeing business strategy, structure, capital and financial reporting. It consists of the Chief Executive, Group Finance Director, Chief Risk Officer and three independent non executive directors, one of whom serves as Chairman.

Philip Remnant - Non-executive Chairman

Philip Remnant

Philip has been a Non-Executive Director and the Senior Independent Director of Prudential PLC and a member of its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees since January 2013. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Takeover Panel, a non-executive director of Severn Trent plc and Senior Independent Director of UK Financial Investments Limited. Philip is also Chairman of City of London Investment Trust plc. Philip was a senior adviser at Credit Suisse until December 2013 and was previously a Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) Europe and Head of its UK Investment Banking Department. Philip was seconded to the role of Director General of the Takeover Panel from 2001 to 2003, and again in 2010. He served on the Board of Northern Rock plc from 2008 to 2010, and from 2007 to 2012 was Chairman of its Shareholder Executive.

Anne Richards - Chief Executive

Anne Richards

Anne was appointed Chief Executive of M&G Investments and executive director of Prudential plc in June 2016.

Prior to this, Anne was Global Chief Investment Officer and Head of the EMEA region for Aberdeen Asset Management, a U.K. FTSE 100 listed company.

Before joining Aberdeen in 2003 Anne was joint Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Edinburgh Fund Managers, a boutique investment company also listed on the UK stock exchange.  Her investment career as a fund manager and analyst has spanned 24 years and included time with Mercury Asset Management, later MLIM, J P Morgan Investment Management and Alliance Capital.  Before moving into investment management, Anne spent six years working as an engineer, including a spell as a research scientist at CERN.

Anne has a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from INSEAD.

Anne is also on the Board of Leaders of 2020 Women on Boards, a US organisation which aims to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards. From 2012 until February 2016, Anne was a non-executive director of Esure Group plc.

Grant Speirs - Group Finance Director

Grant Speirs

Grant Speirs joined M&G as group finance director in November 2008.

Grant was previously finance director of PPM South Africa for nine years, where he was responsible for investment operations, compliance, risk and IT, in addition to finance. Before this he spent two years at Maple Financial Group in the UK as a project accountant, before returning to South Africa. He originally qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg in 1996.

Michelle Scrimgeour - Chief Risk Officer

Michelle Scrimgeour

Michelle was appointed Chief Risk Officer at M&G Investments in June 2012.

Before joining M&G, Michelle had a long career at BlackRock, previously Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) and prior to that Mercury Asset Management. At BlackRock, Michelle was a member of the European Executive Committee which led the firm's US$1 trillion EMEA business and oversaw the integration of BlackRock and BGI in London. Her wide-ranging career has spanned all major asset classes and a variety of roles including BlackRock’s Chief Operating Officer for International Fixed Income; Global Head of Fixed Income Product for MLIM; Head of Alternative Investments in MLIM and senior roles in the Quantitative Equity and Transition Management businesses.

Beatrice Hollond - Independent Director

Beatrice Hollond

Beatrice is a member of the Board of Brown Advisory, a Non-Executive Director at Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, Chairman at Millbank Investment Management Ltd, Chairman at Keystone Investment Trust and Non- Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee at Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust. She spent 16 years at Credit Suisse Asset Management in Global Fixed Income and began her career as an Equity Analyst at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management. She has an MA in Oriental Languages from Oxford University.

Colin Keogh - Independent Director

Colin Keogh

Colin has spent his career in financial services, principally at Close Brothers Group plc, where he worked for 24 years and was CEO from 2002 until 2009. Colin is currently a non-executive director of London-listed Virgin Money Group plc and Senior Independent Director at Hiscox Ltd. He is also Chairman of the specialist financial services business, Premium Credit.