IA appoints abrdn CEO Stephen Bird to its board of directors

IA elects abrdn CEO to board of directors

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Stephen Bird of abrdn

Stephen Bird, chief executive officer of abrdn has joined the Investment Association board of directors, the latter announced today.

Bird will replace outgoing director, Hanneke Smits, the chief executive officer for BNY Mellon Investment Management, who sat on the board for three years. The change will take place with immediate effect. Keith Skeoch, chair of the IA board thanked Smits for her "dedicated service" the past few years and said he "looked forward to her remaining a friend to the board". On Bird's appointment, Skeoch said that his focus on customers and experience in "technological transformation" would "be a great complement" the board as the "industry navigates complex domestic and international chall...

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