UK Investment Association appoints new chair

The UK's Investment Association has appointed Standard Life Aberdeen CEO, Keith Skeoch, as its new chair of the board.

Michelle Scrimgeour, CEO of Legal & General Investment Management, and Patrick Thomson, CEO for EMEA of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, have been appointed deputy chairs, in a move to bolster the IA’s long-term strategic direction and industry leadership.

The three were appointed to the most senior positions on the IA’s board, following a board meeting and vote, and will assume their roles on 1 May 2020. Skeoch replaces Peter Harrison, group CEO of Schroders, as chair after his three-year term as chair comes to an end. Scrimgeour and Thomson replace Skeoch as deputy chair of the IA board.

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