Jupiter Fund Management announces Jonathon Bond to Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK – Jupiter Fund Management plc announces that Jonathon Bond will join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2014.

Jonathon, who is currently the Executive Chairman of the Skagen Group, will bring a broad range of relevant financial and board experience, after spending 25 years investing in private equity opportunities across the UK, Europe and emerging markets, with a particular focus on standards of governance and performance.

Jamie Dundas, Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc, said: “I am delighted that Jonathon has agreed to join the Jupiter Board.  His record as a successful private equity investor brings additional focus on the drivers of corporate performance.  Jonathon also has wide experience as a Non-Executive Director both in the UK and internationally and a longstanding commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability.”

Jonathon Bond is the Executive Chairman of the Skagen Group based in London, a family-owned group of companies operating in Europe, the Middle East and the USA.  This includes green cleaning specialists Ecover and Method among its portfolio.  Prior to joining the Skagen Group, Jonathon spent 25 years in the private equity industry with a particular focus on raising standards of governance and performance. He was a Founding Partner of Actis LLP, the emerging markets specialist alternatives fund management, where he spent over ten years. During that time he was a member of the Supervisory Board, Investment and the Executive Committees as well as setting up and running the in-house fund raising team that raised over $7billion for investment from 2004 – 2013.  Jonathon was a non-executive director on the board of Celtel for a number of years, the first pan-African mobile company in Africa, prior to its 2005 sale to MTC of Kuwait. Jonathon previously worked as a founding Director of HSBC Private Equity in India (1994-2000), Electra Private Equity Partners in London and Paris (1988-1994) and Bain & Co in London (1985-1988). He has an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.

 

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