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JO Hambro appoints chief operating officer

JO Hambro Capital Management has appointed former Aberdeen Asset Management managing director David Rhydderch as chief operating officer.

Rhydderch will have specific responsibility for business planning, risk, operations and human resources and will join the company in March 2007.

Prior to Aberdeen, Rhydderch spent four years at Deutsche Asset Management where he was head of business management director.

JOHCM chief executive Nichola Pease says: “As our business has developed, we are continually working to ensure we have the appropriate senior management infrastructure in place to move successfully into our next phase of growth. David brings a wealth of relevant senior management experience and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Rhydderch says: “JOHCM has now firmly established itself as a fast growing, dynamic investment house and I am delighted to be joining at such an exciting time for the business. I very much look forward to working with the team and contributing to JOHCM’s future growth plans.”

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