Jupiter Fund Management announces Polly Williams to the Board as upcoming Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Jupiter Fund Management plc announces Polly Williams will join the Board as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 March 2015.   Polly will be appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee replacing Liz Airey, who has held this role since May 2010 but recently became Chairman of the Company.  Liz Airey will also cease to be a member of the Audit Committee.

Polly has a wealth of relevant experience, including roles with particular responsibility for audit and risk oversight. Polly is a Non-executive Director of TSB Banking Group plc, where she is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees. She is also Chairman of the National Counties Building Society where she is a member of the Risk and Nomination Committees. In addition, Polly is a Non-executive Director of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe and Scotiabank Ireland Limited.  Her previous Non-executive plc directorships include Worldspreads Group plc.

Previously, Polly was a Partner with KPMG with responsibility for the Group Audit of HSBC Group plc.  Her other clients included Credit Suisse First Boston, Credit Suisse Financial Products, DLJ and NatWest Markets.

Liz Airey, Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc, said: “I am delighted to welcome Polly to the Jupiter Board. She has a strong track record as a Non-executive Director for various companies in the financial services, IT and telecoms sectors. With her deep knowledge in the area of audit, and her extensive experience at Board level, I look forward to the contribution that Polly will make to the future success of the Company.”

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