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First Sentier Investors appoints Chief People and Culture Officer

Monday, 19 July 2021: First Sentier Investors today announced the appointment of Melanie Halsey as Chief People and Culture Officer, based in London, reporting to the CEO Mark Steinberg.

Ms Halsey will join the group on 6 September 2021, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in senior HR roles, most recently as Executive Vice President, HR at Colt Technology Services Limited, where she led a global team of 150 HR professionals across 15 countries.

Prior to that, Ms Halsey was Global Head of HR for Eight Roads, a global venture capital firm. Ms Halsey joined that business after working for Eight Roads’ major shareholder Fidelity, where she was the Head of HR for UK Financial Services.

In her role, Ms Halsey will be primarily responsible for partnering with the business to design and implement strategies that will attract, engage, and develop employees and help the business build a high-performance culture, based on our values and reflecting the evolving changes in workplace culture globally.

CEO Mark Steinberg said the appointment strengthens the firm’s leadership team, and paves the way for progressive approaches to employee engagement and organisation design.

“At First Sentier Investors, we see an opportunity to further align our people programs with our vision, purpose and growth ambitions. Ms Halsey has extensive experience in the operational areas of HR, and has led broad strategic cultural transformation programs in the areas of D&I, CSR and employee engagement, which we know will play a pivotal role in our ongoing success.

“Her strong financial services experience, coupled with her commercial experience at Eight Roads and Colt means Ms Halsey is well placed to contribute to our growth strategy.”

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Media Enquiries:

Louise Collins, Senior Communications Manager

E: louise.collins@firstsentier.com

T: +44 20 7332 9442

 

About First Sentier Investors

First Sentier Investors manages more than US$180.3 billion in assets (as at 31 March 2021) on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide. 2

The firm operates as a standalone global investment management business with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. First Sentier Investors’ expertise spans a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors focused on delivering sustainable investment success based on responsible investment principles.

Formerly known as First State Investments, the firm was acquired from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2019 by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

For more information, visit www.firstsentierinvestors.com

 

Important Information

In the UK, issued by First Sentier Investors (UK) Funds Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 143359). Registered office Finsbury Circus House, 15 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB number 2294743.

In the EEA, issued by First Sentier Investors (Ireland) Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. First Sentier Investors (Ireland) Limited is registered in the Republic of Ireland, No: 629188. Registered offices: 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Elsewhere, issued by First Sentier Investors International IM Limited which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (registered number 122512). Registered office: 23 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1BB number SCO79063.

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