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Standard Life Aberdeen boss to chair Investment Association board

Keith_SkeochKeith Skeoch, the chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen, has been appointed chair of the UK’s Investment Association (IA) board.

Skeoch replaces Peter Harrison, the chief executive of Schroders, after his three-year term as chair comes to an end.

Meanwhile Michelle Scrimgeour, chief executive of Legal & General Investment Management, and Patrick Thomson, Emea chief executive of JP Morgan Asset Management, have been appointed deputy chairs.

The three were appointed to the most senior positions on the Investment Association board, following a board meeting and vote.

The trio will assume their roles from the beginning of May.

Chris Cummings, Investment Association chief executive, said: “Given the pace and scale of the changes faced by our industry, here in the UK and internationally, it has never been more important to have a strong voice speaking up for the investment management industry.

“I am delighted that Keith, and Michelle and Patrick, have been appointed as the new Chair and Deputy Chairs of our Board. Their fresh perspectives and senior business experience will be invaluable in the years ahead.

“I would also like to pay tribute to Peter Harrison, who has been an inspirational Chair of the IA and who has helped build it into the organisation of influence that it is today.”

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