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Board of Directors

Mike Faulkner

Chief Executive Officer

Mike FaulknerMike founded P-Solve (now River and Mercantile Solutions) in 2001 and served as its chief executive officer until the merger. Under his direction the business became one of the first institutional advisers in the UK to offer fiduciary management to pension schemes. Mike has 22 years of consulting and asset management experience. He was ranked number one in the Financial News category of Europe's most influential asset managers and included in the overall top 10 in its FN 100 Most Influential annual survey in 2011. Mike is a Mathematics graduate from Imperial College, London.

James Barham

Deputy Group CEO

James BarhamJames is the Deputy Group CEO of River and Mercantile Group PLC. He founded River and Mercantile Asset Management (RAMAM) in 2006 with the backing of Pacific Investments and was its chief executive officer until the merger with P-Solve in 2014. Immediately following the merger James became Global Head of Distribution before becoming Head of Asset Management in 2016 whilst retaining his responsibilities for RAMAM. James has been a Group Board Director since the IPO. He was appointed Deputy Group CEO with responsibility for all the Group's businesses in September 2018.

James completed his education at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and following service with the Royal Welch Fusiliers joined Shandwick Consultants in 1989. He subsequently joined James Capel in 1991 and in 1995 was part of the team that founded and successfully floated Liontrust Asset Management PLC, where he established and managed the institutional business. James joined Intermediate Capital Group in 2004 as Sales and Marketing Director, leaving to found the RAMAM business.

Kevin Hayes

Group CFO & Global Head of Solutions

Kevin HayesKevin is Group CFO and Global Head of Solutions. He is an international CFO with 25 years' experience in financial services. Kevin began his career at Ernst & Young and was a Partner in the New York office covering financial services audit and consulting clients. He moved to Lehman Brothers where he held various roles including: Global Capital Markets Controller, International CFO for Europe and Asia, and Head of Productivity and Process Improvement. In 2007 Kevin joined Man Group PLC in London as Group CFO and Executive Director on the Group Board. He was also a trustee of the Man Group PLC Pension Plan. Kevin has degrees in accountancy and law from Victoria University in New Zealand and is a Certified Public Accountant in the US.

Jack Berry

Global Head of Complex Clients

Jack BerryJack was the vice-chief executive officer of P-Solve (now River and Mercantile Solutions) until the merger and is an Executive Director on the Board of River and Mercantile Plc. He has an Accountancy degree from the University of South Africa with a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Jack established P-Solve's bespoke hedging capability approach in 2004, leading work on the use of derivatives in liability-driven investments as well as the use of structured products for institutional clients. Jack works with clients across the Group and is a key point-of-call for advice and counsel for CIOs, trustees and sponsors on investment solutions.

Jonathan Dawson

Chairman

Jonathan DawsonJonathan was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2017 as Chairman of the Company. Jonathan chairs the Nominations Committee.

Jonathan has extensive financial services, pensions and non-executive experience. Jonathan started his career in the Ministry of Defence before joining Lazard, the investment bank, where he spent over 20 years. He left Lazard in 2005 and cofounded Penfida Limited, the leading independent corporate finance advisor to pension fund trustees.

Jonathan currently serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of National Grid plc and is the Chairman of Penfida Limited.

Most recently Jonathan served as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. Jonathan previously served as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Next plc. Jonathan has also chaired three pension scheme boards of trustees. Other previous appointments include, Non-Executive Director of GallifordTry plc, National Australia Group Europe Limited and Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited.

 

Jonathan Punter

Non-Executive Director

Jonathan PunterJonathan began his actuarial career with Duncan C Fraser & Co, where he became a partner, prior to the company being acquired by William M Mercer. In 1988, he founded Punter Southall Group Limited, together with Stuart Southall.

Jonathan is the CEO of Punter Southall Group and has over 30 years' experience in the actuarial profession, with particular expertise in the areas of UK pensions and investment strategy. He is also one of the firm's specialists on the issues surrounding pensions in mergers, buy-outs and due diligence deals and is co-author of Pensions Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions (Longman).

Angela Crawford-Ingle

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Angela Crawford-IngleAngela is a Chartered Accountant with extensive audit experience of multinational and listed companies. She was a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in Financial Services for 20 years during which time she led the Insurance and Investment Management Division and retired in 2008. She is currently a partner in Ambre Partners, a firm providing strategic, financial and operational advice to private equity firms and entrepreneurial companies. She was appointed as a Non-executive Director of FTSE 250 insurance business Beazley plc and Swinton Insurance in 2013, where she chairs the audit and risk, and the audit committees, respectively. Mrs Crawford-Ingle is the Chair of the Audit Committee and of the Client Engagement Committee and additionally sits on the Remuneration, Nomination and Risk Committees.

Robin Minter-Kemp

Independent Non-Executive Director

Robin Mnter-KempRobin has 25 years' experience distributing fund management through authorised intermediaries. During his career, he has acted as group sales director for unit trust and investment trust companies, and subsequently for HSBC Asset Management, Europe. Mr Minter-Kemp then joined Cazenove Capital’s investment funds business in 2001, as managing director of investment fund management. Mr Minter-Kemp remained with Cazenove for 13 years until the company's acquisition by Schroders plc in July 2013, and was instrumental in building external funds under management from approximately £300 million to £6.5 billion. Mr Minter-Kemp is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and additionally sits on the Risk, Audit, Nomination and Client Engagement committees. 

John Misselbrook

Independent Non-Executive Director

John MisselbrookJohn was appointed to the Board on 16 February 2018 and is the chair of the Risk Committee. Additionally John sits on the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination committees. John has extensive financial services and non-executive experience. John currently serves as Chairman of JPMorgan Chinese Investment Trust Plc, Chairman of Northern Trust Global Services Plc and as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk and Remuneration Committees of Brown Shipley & Co. Limited. John was formerly Chairman of Aviva Investors and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Baring Asset Management Limited for 11 years.