Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at M&GPrudential – but our business is built on our people. The M&GPrudential Limited board has overall responsibility for the strategy and governance of the business. Further appointments to the M&GPrudential Limited board will be made in due course.

Mike Evans
Chair

Mike was appointed Chair of M&GPrudential in October 2018. Mike has over 36 years of savings and investments experience, including twelve years as non-executive chairman of Hargreaves Lansdown and past service as non-executive director at Chesnara plc, esure plc and CBRE Global Investors UK. He is also non-executive chairman of Just Eat plc and was chairman of ZPG plc until July 2018. A qualified actuary, Mike spent twenty years at Skandia UK earlier in his career, rising to become Chief Operating Officer.

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John Foley
Chief Executive

John became Chief Executive of M&GPrudential in August 2017, having spent 17 years within the Prudential Group in a number of senior roles including Chief Executive of Prudential Capital, Group Chief Risk Officer, Group Investment Director, and most recently, Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe. In January 2016, he rejoined the board of Prudential plc, having already served a previous term while Group Investment Director. Prior to joining Prudential, John spent over 20 years at Hill Samuel & Co, where he worked in every division of the bank, culminating in senior roles in risk, capital markets and treasury for the combined TSB and Hill Samuel Bank.

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Clare Bousfield
Chief Financial Officer

Clare leads Prudential UK, driving our business transformation, and is also Chief Financial Officer of M&GPrudential.

Clare joined Prudential UK and Europe from Aegon in November 2016, where she was Chief Financial Officer and led the strategic review and transformation of Aegon’s UK business. With over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industries, including serving as Chief Financial Officer at Swiss Re, Clare has built a strong reputation for leading and developing high performing teams across multiple business locations. She also has extensive experience in dealing with international regulators, including those in the UK, Ireland and various countries in Continental Europe, as well as Asia and the USA.

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Mark FitzPatrick
Director

Mark is the serving Chief Financial Officer of Prudential plc, the parent company of M&GPrudential. Before joining Prudential, Mark was Managing Partner for Clients and Markets, a member of the executive committee and a member of the Board of Deloitte UK. He was a Vice Chairman of Deloitte for four years, leading the CFO Programme and developing the CFO Transition labs. Mark previously led the Insurance & Investment Management audit practice and the insurance industry practice. He worked at Deloitte for 26 years, building his industry focus on insurance and investment management globally.

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Caroline Silver
Non-executive Director

Caroline Silver is Non-Executive Chair of consumer products group PZ Cussons PLC, a Non-Executive Director of Bupa and Meggitt PLC and a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her executive career has spanned over 30 years as an investment banker, most recently as a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, specialising in global financial institutions advisory and capital raising. She has extensive experience advising clients and regulators both in the UK and globally. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2009, Ms. Silver was Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, she spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley, where she was Global Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. She also worked in M&A and corporate finance at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell for seven years and started her career as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Silver holds a B.A. in English with Spanish from Durham University.

 

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Clive Adamson
Non-executive Director

Clive Adamson has enjoyed a 40-year career in financial services in banking and regulation and is now a non-executive director and adviser. Mr Adamson spent 20 years in wholesale banking initially with Citigroup and then with Bank of America where he held a number of senior positions including Regional Head of the UK and Northern Europe. He then moved into regulation as an adviser at the Bank of England before being appointed as Director of Major UK Groups at the newly formed Financial Services Authority, a position he held during the financial crisis. Mr Adamson then moved to the Financial Conduct Authority on its formation where he was Director of Supervision and an Executive Member of the Board. After 17 years in financial regulation, Mr Adamson is now a Non-Executive Director of J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Prudential Assurance Company Limited, CYBG plc and Ashmore Group plc. He is also a Senior Adviser at McKinsey & Company. Mr Adamson holds an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University.

 

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Robin Lawther
Non-executive Director

Robin Lawther is currently Non-Executive Director of Nordea Bank (Chair of the Remuneration Committee), UK Government Investments, Ashurst LLP (Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee) and Oras Invest. Ms Lawther is an international investment banker with extensive experience of global markets and financial institutions. She previously worked at J.P. Morgan in London and New York for over 20 years in a number of senior positions in investment banking. Her roles included Senior Country Officer and Head of Investment Banking for the Nordic Region and Head of the European Financial Institution Mergers and Acquisitions Execution Team. She specialised in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. Ms Lawther holds a B.A. Honours in Economics from the University of North Carolina and an M.Sc. in Accountancy and Finance from the London School of Economics.

 

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Clare Thompson
Non-executive director

Clare Thompson is an experienced non-executive director with a deep understanding of the insurance sector. Ms Thompson spent her 35-year executive career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 23 years as audit/lead partner on major financial services groups, including UK Financial Services Leader. Since stepping down from her executive career, Ms Thompson has developed a portfolio of non-executive directorships and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Bupa and Direct Line Group plc. Ms Thompson holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of York and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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John Foley
Chief Executive

John became Chief Executive of M&GPrudential in August 2017, having spent 17 years within the Prudential Group in a number of senior roles including Chief Executive of Prudential Capital, Group Chief Risk Officer, Group Investment Director, and most recently, Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe. In January 2016, he rejoined the board of Prudential plc, having already served a previous term while Group Investment Director. Prior to joining Prudential, John spent over 20 years at Hill Samuel & Co, where he worked in every division of the bank, culminating in senior roles in risk, capital markets and treasury for the combined TSB and Hill Samuel Bank.

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Clare Bousfield
Chief Financial Officer

Clare leads Prudential UK, driving our business transformation, and is also Chief Financial Officer of M&GPrudential.

Clare joined Prudential UK and Europe from Aegon in November 2016, where she was Chief Financial Officer and led the strategic review and transformation of Aegon’s UK business. With over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industries, including serving as Chief Financial Officer at Swiss Re, Clare has built a strong reputation for leading and developing high performing teams across multiple business locations. She also has extensive experience in dealing with international regulators, including those in the UK, Ireland and various countries in Continental Europe, as well as Asia and the USA.

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Keith Davies
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Director of Prudential Group-wide Internal Audit since September 2015, Keith moved to his new role with M&GPrudential in November 2017. He has overall responsibility for risk, compliance and the relationships with our regulators.  

Keith joined Prudential in 2011 as Audit Director for Risk, before becoming Chief Risk Officer for PruCap and PPMG in early 2014. Prior to joining Prudential, Keith initially worked as a management consultant, before starting a 20-year career in financial services, including spells at Standard Chartered, Standard Bank and Deutsche Bank in risk management and internal audit, the role of Lead Economist for the Americas for SCB, and two years in the policy team at the UK FSA.  

Keith has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in economics and econometrics from the University of Bristol.

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Jonathan (Jack) Daniels
Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Jack is responsible for the entire span of M&GPrudential’s investment capabilities and our Treasury function. Under his direction are the strategic asset allocators of the Investment Office, including the With-Profits Fund, equities, fixed income, private and alternative assets – including real estate.

Previously, Jack was Chief Investment Officer, Prudential UK, overseeing the management of the £170 billion With-Profits and annuity assets, and the investment capability behind the market-leading PruFund proposition. He has also been Group Treasurer for Prudential PLC.

He has been with the business for 18 years, having joined M&G in 2001 to help establish Prudential Capital, the in-house treasury and investment team of Prudential PLC, and became its CEO in 2011.

Jack has over 30 years of treasury and investment experience, beginning his career with Hill Samuel in 1985. He also ran the Treasury and Investment functions at National Australia Bank in Europe.

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Irene McDermott Brown
Chief Human Resources Officer

Irene joined Prudential UK & Europe in August 2016 from Barclays, where she was Group Human Resources Director. She became HR Director of M&GPrudential in September 2017. She has also held senior roles at BP and Cable & Wireless, as well as running her own consultancy business.

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Graham Mason
Chief International Officer

Graham was appointed to his role as Chief International Officer at M&GPrudential having undertaken a number of asset management roles within the Prudential Group since 1990. These included Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Multi-Asset, Retail Fixed Income, and Chief Executive, Equities at M&G Investments; Chief Executive of Eastspring Investments (Prudential's Asian fund management business); and Chief Executive of Prudential Portfolio Managers South Africa, after starting his Prudential career within Prudential Portfolio Managers in London in 1990.

Graham has broad experience in asset management across both geography and asset class.  As an investment professional, Graham has managed equity, fixed income and multi asset portfolios, and as an executive, has in addition to these three asset classes, had responsibility for real estate, private equity and alternative assets.

Prior to joining Prudential, Graham worked at Old Mutual and Norwich Union.

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Roddy Thomson
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Roddy has responsibility for the transformation of M&GPrudential and the operational separation of M&GPrudential from Prudential PLC. He also oversees the delivery of our strategy through all M&GPrudential operations, IT, procurement and supplier management.

Roddy joined M&GPrudential in August 2017. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at BT Openreach and had responsibility for customer strategy, driving huge investment in the network, customer service delivery and the end-to-end operating model for 33,000 people and associated partners. Roddy has also worked with many leading FTSE and global organisations specialising in operationally-led customer service transformations, having previously worked in consulting for over a decade at Ernst & Young and Accenture.

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Jennifer Owens
General Counsel

Jennifer joined M&G Prudential in August 2017 and leads legal, governance and company secretariat activities across the business.

Jennifer started her career at Herbert Smith, an international law firm, advising corporates and banks on finance and banking matters, followed by over 20 years’ experience in financial services. Her expertise includes corporate transactions in the UK and internationally, managing regulatory relationships, and advising on corporate governance matters, in both public and private companies.

She spent nine years at GE Capital, including leading the legal team for M&A transactions across Europe, and as Legal and Compliance Director of the UK consumer finance business. She has held senior legal, compliance and governance roles at Towergate Insurance, investment bank and fund manager Execution Noble, and William Hill plc.

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