Gill joined Hermes in May 2016 as Strategic Compliance Director. She is responsible for ensuring that Hermes’ compliance structures and processes are organised so that Hermes’ strategic objectives are achieved in a responsible, risk-aware manner. In October 2016, she was appointed Strategic Risk & Compliance Director and joined the Hermes Executive Committee. As a member of ExCo, Gill’s responsibilities include the alignment of Hermes’ risk frameworks with corporate strategy. She also advises the Hermes board on compliance and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Hermes, Gill was Head of Legal, Compliance and Risk at Close Brothers Asset Management since 2010. She was previously Head of International Compliance at BlackRock following its acquisition of Barclays Global Investors, where she was appointed as Head of Global Compliance after being Head of Europe Compliance. Gill has also held senior global and UK compliance roles at ABN Amro Asset Management and UBS Global Asset Management. Before working in asset management, she held in-house legal positions with SunLife (now part of the Axa Group) and The Building Societies Association.
Gill has extensive experience of the asset management industry and has served on a number of industry regulatory groups. She holds a BA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and is a qualified barrister.