Tuesday 20 July 2021: First Sentier Investors today announced the appointment of Melanie Halsey as Chief People and Culture Officer, based in London, reporting to Mark Steinberg, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Ms Halsey is expected to join on 6 September 2021, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in senior human resources (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 the 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 its values and reflecting the evolving changes in workplace culture globally.
Mark Steinberg, the CEO, 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 Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility 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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First Sentier Investors manages 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.
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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.
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