New CEO Appointment

04 Feb 2019 New CEO Appointment

Earlier this month, we formally appointed Mike O’Donnell as our permanent Chief Executive Officer, subject to FCA approval.


Mike will take over from our current Chief Executive, Mark Hyde-Harrison, in early March. Mark, who has been our interim CEO since November 2017, will remain in post until Mike joins to offer a short handover and ensure a smooth transition.


Mike is a senior finance professional with a wealth of experience in local government finance, having worked for the London Borough of Camden for twelve years and served as a non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at the London Pension Funds Association (LPFA).


Lord Bob Kerslake, the London CIV Chair, said, “Mike is an experienced Finance Director with a strong track record in London. He also has considerable knowledge of fund management through his board membership of the LPFA. I look forward to working with him in further developing the London CIV.”


Lord Kerslake added, “I would like to put on record my immense gratitude to Mark Hyde-Harrison for all that he has done over the last year to move the London CIV forward to a better place, including the new governance framework, a clearer strategic framework and working with the team to deliver some challenging objectives.”


We look forward to welcoming Mike to the London CIV team and would like to thank Mark for his work as interim CEO, whilst wishing him luck in his future endeavours.