Hargreaves Lansdown chair to step down at AGM

Replaced by Alison Platt

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Hargreaves Lansdown chair Deanna Oppenheimer is set to step down as the firm’s chair at its upcoming annual general meeting next week (8 December), following shareholder pressure for her resignation.

In an stock exchange notice, the firm said that Oppenheimer's resolution to seek re-election as director of the company had been withdrawn. She is set to be replaced by Alison Platt, who subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, will join the platform's board early next year. Penny James has been appointed interim chair during the approval period and will chair the upcoming AGM. Consumer Duty risks drive Hargreaves Lansdown and AJ Bell 'Sell' rating from UBS Platt is currently Dechra Pharmaceuticals' chair and is a non-executive director of Tesco. Oppenheimer steps down...

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