Following Mike O’Donnell’s decision to step down from the role, Dean Bowden takes over as Chief Executive of London CIV as of today, Thursday 15 December.
Dean Bowden joined London CIV as CEO Designate almost exactly a month ago working alongside Mike O’Donnell. Dean himself has over 25 years experience in the investment sector, most recently as CEO and director of Quilter Investors Portfolio Management and Managing Director and Director of Quilter Investors Limited, while also undertaking the role of Quilter’s Group Head of Responsible Investment where he had responsibility for the design of the Group responsible investment and responsible business strategies.
Dean began his career as an Investment Manager at Thesis Asset management, personally managing individual client portfolios and a range of funds. In 2007 Dean moved to Skandia (now Quilter) as Chief Investment Officer of the International Division, spending 15 years with the group undertaking a number of senior leadership positions across the platform, wealth and asset management businesses.
Dean brings to London CIV a combination of investment, commercial and client service experience and a strong track record as a leader of responsible asset management and investment businesses.
Dean commented: ‘It is a great privilege for me to take over the reins at London CIV and I am hugely looking forward to working closely with all our Client Funds. Within the last two weeks, we have held a Pension Officer meeting and another one for new Chairs, so I have already met a good proportion of them, listened closely to what they had to say and I look forward to building on our close relationships with them over the coming years.
‘I must pay tribute to Mike O’Donnell who would have completed four years as CEO in early 2023. He has made extensive use of his senior leadership experience in local government finance to deliver a range of new funds, make Responsible Investment central to all that London CIV does and in the process, built a talented team around him. He is also a valued commentator on what pooling can potentially deliver for Client Funds. I look forward to continuing his good work and am committed to delivering a quality value added service for Clients in the future.’
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