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Barclays’ Skirton joins Gartmore as non-exec chairman

Andrew Skirton will join Gartmore as a non-executive chairman of the advisory board, joining three directors from Hellman & Friedman and three from Gartmore.

His appointment becomes effective today.

Skirton will also become a director of Gartmore Investment Management Limited, chair the audit committee and be a member of the compensation committee of the advisory board, all roles in which he will be advising on business performance and strategy.

His career at L&G as fixed income portfolio manager and he was most recently co-chief executive of Barclays Global Investors.

Gartmore president and chief executive officer Jeff Meyer says: “Being able to draw on Andrew’s experience of building and running a retail, institutional and alternative business such as Barclays Global Investors will be invaluable to us.”

Skirton says: “I am looking forward to taking up my role with Gartmore as I believe that this company has a very exciting and positive future.”

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