Company Announcements

Directorate Change

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Ashmore Group PLC
22 July 2022


Ashmore Group plc

22 July 2022




Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore" / the "Company") today announces the appointment of Shirley Garrood as a Non-executive Director.


Shirley Garrood will join the Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 August 2022. Shirley will succeed Clive Adamson as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee from 14 October 2022, subject to approval from the Financial Conduct Authority, at which point Clive will step down as the Committee's Interim Chair and as a member.  Clive will remain Chair of the Company and of its Nominations Committee.

Shirley has extensive executive and relevant non-executive experience in financial services and is a chartered accountant. The Board considers that Shirley will be independent on appointment.

The structure of the Board Committees with effect from 1 August 2022 until 14 October 2022 will be as follows:


Audit and Risk



Clive Adamson (Interim Chair)

Helen Beck (Chair)

Clive Adamson (Chair)

Helen Beck

Clive Adamson

Helen Beck

Jennifer Bingham

Jennifer Bingham

Jennifer Bingham

Shirley Garrood

Shirley Garrood

Shirley Garrood


Shirley was a Non-executive Director of esure Group plc from July 2013 to November 2019, and also a Non-executive Director of Hargreaves Lansdown plc from October 2013 to December 2020 and held various roles including Senior Independent Director and Chair of Audit and Risk committees. There are no other details required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13, in connection with her appointment.


Ashmore's Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is 549300U3L59WB4YI2X12.


For further information please contact:


Ashmore Group plc

Paul Measday

Investor Relations                 +44 (0)20 3077 6278


FTI Consulting

Neil Doyle                             +44 (0)7771 978 220

Kit Dunford                           +44 (0)7717 417 038









Shirley Garrood (Non-executive Director)

Shirley is currently a Non-executive Director of Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited, and Chair of Royal London Asset Management Holdings Limited and Royal London Asset Management Limited, chairing their Risk and Capital Committee. She is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the BBC. Shirley is also an Independent Non-Executive Director on Deloitte LLP's Audit Governance Board providing oversight of the external audit and assurance business only.

Shirley's financial services experience includes being Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Henderson Group plc; Chair of the Audit Committee,  Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chair of esure Group plc; and Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Risk Committee and  Senior Independent Director of Hargreaves Lansdown plc. She also served as a governor of the Peabody Trust housing association.

Shirley holds a B.Sc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer.


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