Franklin Templeton Fund Management Limited (FTFML) has appointed three independent non-executive directors (iNEDs) to its board.
In newly-created roles, Henrietta Jowitt, Antony John and David Brigstocke will join the FTFML board, subject to FCA approval. Their appointments fulfil the FCA requirement of appointing a minimum of two independent non-executive directors (iNEDs) to the boards of authorised fund management companies by September 2019, as anticipated by the FCA Asset Management Market Study.
The three iNEDs will join five executive directors on the board, which is chaired by Martyn Gilbey, UK CEO of FTFML. Complementing the executive investment expertise on the board, the new iNEDs will use their extensive experiences to contribute to key areas of the business.
Brigstocke worked at JP Morgan Asset Management for 14 years, where he served as global chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, based in New York (2002 - 2014), and most recently as chairman of JP Morgan International Bank based in London. Since leaving JP Morgan in 2016, he has worked in a number of consulting roles, in London and New York.
John is currently one of four principals of Ilex Associates, a specialist asset management advisory boutique. He previously held roles across a number of asset management and investment companies, including as CEO of The ECU Group plc, CEO of FundQuest, and executive vice president at Lombard Odier.
Jowitt is the deputy director general at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), leading the Commercial team, and serves on its Executive Committee. Jowitt has 30 years' experience in developing and implementing business, marketing and general management strategies, including for Schroders Plc, Advent International, and Cushman & Wakefield.