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Anne Richards

Anne Richards

CEO of Fidelity International

Anne joined Fidelity International as CEO in December 2018 from M&G Investments where she was CEO and a director of its parent company Prudential plc.  Anne was appointed a Director of FIL Limited in September 2019.  She has worked in the asset management industry since 1992. Anne has almost three decades of experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO and is a strong proponent of ESG investing.  Her career path spans many blue chip global names in the financial sector including Alliance Capital, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Aberdeen Asset Management.

Anne is a Chartered Engineer and began her career as a research fellow at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.  She is a former chair of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel. Anne was publicly recognised in the UK by being appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 2014 for services to the Duchy of Lancaster, and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015 for services to the Financial Services industry and voluntary services.  Anne was appointed a Dame in June 2021 for services to Financial Services, Women, Education and Science. 

Anne holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh as well as an honorary degree from Heriot-Watt University.

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