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JPMAM’s Thompson to replace Garrood as Henderson CFO

Henderson Group has named JP Morgan Asset Management’s Roger Thompson as its new chief financial officer after Shirley Garrood announced her retirement.

Garrood has been with the asset manager for 12 years and plans to leave the group in March 2014. She will stand down as CFO and director from 1 July 2013.

Henderson chairman Rupert Pennant-Rea says: “Shirley has had an extensive career with the group, the majority of it as chief operating officer and latterly as CFO.

“It was especially in her capacity as CFO that she demonstrated her years of City experience by successfully managing most of the support functions in the group including finance, tax, IT and operations, human resources, legal, IR and strategy and company secretariat. Shirley has made an outstanding contribution to the business and we wish her well.”

Thompson, who was most recently JPMAM’s global chief operating officer, will replace Garrood on 1 July. His appointment is subject to approval from the Financial Conduct Authority.

Pennant-Rea adds: “In his 19-year career at JP Morgan, Roger has held a broad range of roles and has worked internationally, spending time in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. His wide-ranging asset management experience, both in the UK and internationally, will be a great asset to the group.”

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