Currently managing director, Henderson will take on the role from August 1, with the current CEO, Simon Davies, becoming executive chairman with responsibility for client relationships, strategy and talent management within the business.
As CEO Henderson will be responsible for pushing Threadneedle’s next generation corporate strategy, and will manage the firms relationship with parent company Ameriprise.
Henderson joined Threadneedle as chief operating officer back in 2002, having previously spent 35 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 25 of which were as a partner specialising in consulting, advisory and audit services to financial services clients.
He took on the role of managing director back in 2006, where Henderson was responsible for performance and service at the firm.
Henderson says: “I am delighted to take up the reins and bring my experience to steer the company into its next phase of growth. Our business is in a sector that is becoming increasingly complicated and competitive. These management team changes strengthen our ability to respond to future challenges, enable us to meet our ambitious growth plans and run the business successfully.”