BNY Mellon IM chief Smits to become 30% Club global chair

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Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, is to become the fourth global chair of the 30% Club, which campaigns to increase the number of women at board and senior management levels of the world's biggest companies.  She succeeds Ann Cairns in the role, who retired as executive vice chair of Mastercard at the end of 2022. Cairns joined the 30% Club in 2019 as co-chair, working with the late Brenda Trenowden before becoming sole global chair in 2020. Smits, who became CEO of BNY Mellon IM in October 2020 after heading up Newton Investment Management for four years, has ch...

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