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The Board

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  • David Stewart – Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

    David is currently Chairman of IMM Associates, a Non-Executive Director of both Caledonia Investment Trust and Hargreave Hale, and a Non-Executive representative on the MacMillan Cancer Care Investment Committee. His prior experience includes nine years at Odey Asset Management, initially as CEO and latterly as a Non-Executive Director until standing down in December 2014. Before that, David’s career encompassed Fidelity Investments (1994-2005), James Capel (1986-1994) and Swire Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong (1981-1986).

  • Saker Nusseibeh – Chief Executive Officer

    Saker is the Chief Executive Officer of Hermes. Saker was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2012, having been interim Chief Executive Officer since November 2011. Saker joined Hermes in June 2009 as a main board director to drive, support and represent the investment capabilities of Hermes. In 2005, Saker joined Fortis Investments USA as CIO, Global Equities and moved on to become Global Head of Equities, responsible for managing the company’s 12 equity centres. Previously he was CIO, Global Equities and Head of Marketing at SGAM UK, where he re-orientated the company offering to include high-alpha UK strategies and a global offering, following on from the sale of Trust Company of the West (TCW) to SGAM, where he was Managing Director running various global and International strategies as well as the London office. Saker started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987.

  • Harriet Steel – Head of Business Development

    Harriet is Head of Business Development, a member of the Executive Committee (ExCo) and an Executive Board Director. She joined the firm in 2011 with responsibility for Sales, Client Service, Marketing, Communications and Product Strategy. Under her leadership, Hermes has built a fast-growing and profitable third-party business, in which assets under management for external clients have tripled and revenues grown from 15% to 73% of the total. Appointed to the Board of Hermes in 2013, Harriet became the company’s first female executive director.

  • Billy McClory – Non Executive Director

    Billy was appointed Non-Executive Director of Hermes in August 2010. He was employed by Post Office Telecommunications from 1968-78 and became a National Officer of CPSA and then NCU in 1984, and CWU in 1995. At NCU he was responsible for pension matters in the Post Office and BT, and he was the lead officer on pension matters for the BT Unions from 1990-97. He is a Trustee Director of the BT Pension Scheme and a member of UNITE (formerly the National Federation of Post Office & BT Pensioners). He is also a member of The Pensions Regulator’s Investment Governance Group, the aim of which is to promote best practice in investment-related governance by occupational pension schemes.

  • David Watson – Non Executive Director

    David was appointed Non-Executive Director of Hermes Fund Managers in July 2011. Currently, David is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Charles Taylor Consulting plc. Prior to joining Hermes, David was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Aviva General Insurance UK Division and between 2003 and 2007 he was the CFO of Morley Fund Management, the asset management arm of the Aviva Group. Previous to this, he spent nine years at M&G Group plc (now M&G Investments), where he was Group Finance Director, responsible for financial management and strategic development of the group.

  • Sally James – Non Executive Director

    Sally was appointed Non-Executive Director of Hermes Fund Managers in April 2017. Sally served as Managing Director and General Counsel of UBS Investment Bank EMEA from 2001 to 2008. Previously she held a number of senior legal roles in investment banks in London and Chicago. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Group plc since April 2013, a Non-Executive Director of Rotork plc since May 2012, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited since February 2016.  She was a Non-Executive Director at Towry Holdings Limited from 2011 to 2016 and for UBS Limited from 2009 to 2015. Sally is also a Trustee of the Legal Education Foundation.

  • Gordon Ceresino – Vice Chairman, Federated Investors, Inc. and President, Federated International Management Limited

    Gordy is Vice Chairman of Federated Investors, Inc., President of Federated International Management Limited and Executive Director for international distribution. He is responsible for leading, developing and executing the firm's global business and distribution plan. Gordy joined Federated in 2006 when the firm acquired MDT Advisers of Boston, where he served as CEO. Prior to his work at MDT, he held various senior positions at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc.

  • Deborah Cunningham, CFA – Chief Investment Officer, Global Liquidity Markets, Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Vice President, Federated Investors, Inc.

    Debbie is Chief Investment Officer of Global Liquidity Markets. She joined Federated in 1981 as a performance analyst and has more than 30 years of investment experience. Since 1990 she has been a portfolio manager for all government and prime liquidity products. In 1994 she took over the management of the taxable liquidity group. In addition to the domestic taxable liquidity portfolios, Debbie also oversees the management of the domestic tax-exempt liquidity portfolios, as well as the offshore liquidity products. She is a current member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and previously held the title of Director and President.

  • Thomas Donahue – President, FII Holdings, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Federated Investors, Inc. and Director, Federated Investors, Inc.

    Tom joined the firm in 1993 as a Vice President and currently serves as the company's Director and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Federated, Tom was in the venture capital business, and from 1983 to 1987 was employed by PNC Bank in its Investment Banking division.

  • John Fisher – President and Chief Executive Officer, Federated Advisory Companies

    John is President and Chief Executive Officer of Federated Advisory Companies. In this role since 2006, John provides overall leadership to Federated’s investment management organization, which employs more than 225 investment professionals. Joining the firm as a regional marketing representative in 1979, John rose through the distribution channel, serving in a variety of positions, culminating with him being named president of Federated Securities Corp., Institutional Division. John is a member of the firm’s seven-person executive committee, vice president and director of Federated Investors, Inc., and either principal executive officer or a board member of a number of Federated mutual funds.

  • Jane E. Lambesis – Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Consultant, Federated Investors, Inc.

    Jane joined Federated in 1987 and is Senior Vice President of Sales. She specialises in consulting to individual financial advisors and their teams regarding income planning, manager search and selection, investment portfolio design and monitoring.

  • Denis McAuley III – Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance of Federated Investors, Inc.

    Denis joined Federated in 1978 as an internal auditor and moved on to become Vice President, Manager of Corporate Accounting. In 1985, Denis assumed the position of Vice President and Manager, Fund Accounting. In 1989, he assumed the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The National Funds in Greenwich, CT. Denis returned to Federated in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and became Principal Accounting Officer in 2001.

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    Theodore W Zierden III – President, Administration, Federated Services Company

    Theodore manages the Business Information Services Division. He also oversees the Investor Services Division, a group providing client and fund shareholder servicing, key fund vendor management, literature publishing and fulfilment services, and data stewardship of the CRM system. Ted also manages the Alliances Department, which is responsible for the company’s merger and acquisition process. Ted began his career at Federated in 1994 as an Assistant Vice President in the accounting department.