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Henderson appoints new CFO from JPMAM

HENDERSON GROUP has hired Roger Thompson from JP Morgan Asset Management as its new CFO to replace Shirley Garrood who is retiring.

After 12 years with the company, Garrood will leave the group in March 2014 and stand down as a director with effect from 1 July 2013, when she will be replaced by long-standing JP Morgan executive Thompson.

Most recently Thompson was global chief operating officer of its investment management business and was previously head of its UK franchise and prior to that international CFO.

In his 19 year career at JP Morgan, Thompson held a broad range of roles and 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,” said Rupert Pennant-Rea, chairman of Henderson Group.

Commenting of Garrood’s retirement, Pennant-Rea said: “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.”

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