Board Changes

RNS Number : 8857S
19 November 2021

AJ Bell plc

Board changes


AJ Bell plc ("AJ Bell" or "Company"), one of the UK's largest investment platforms, announces that Laura Carstensen , Senior Independent Director and chair of the Remuneration Committee, has informed the Board that she does not want to be put forward for re-election at the Company's 2022 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") . The 2022 AGM is expected to be held in January 2022, at which time Laura will have served on the Board for just under four years .


The Board is pleased to announce the appointments of Evelyn Bourke as the Company's new Senior Independent Director and, subject to FCA approval, Margaret Hassall as the new Chair of the Remuneration Committee,  in each case with effect from the end of the 2022 AGM .


The Board will keep its composition under review to ensure it remains appropriate in terms of its size, independence and diversity.


Les Platts, Chair of AJ Bell, comments:

"Laura has made an enormous contribution to the Board during the transition from being a private company to a listed FTSE 250 one and I would like to thank her for her commitment and dedication. Laura leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the future."


Laura Carstensen   said:

"It has been a pleasure to have served on the AJ Bell Board during such a transformative period and I wish the business continued success over the coming years."




AJ Bell  


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About AJ Bell:

Established in 1995, AJ Bell is one of the largest investment platforms in the UK.

We operate in both the advised and direct-to-consumer segments of the platform market and our flagship platform propositions are AJ Bell Investcentre (adviser) and AJ Bell Youinvest (direct-to-consumer).

We offer SIPPs, ISAs and General Investment / Dealing Accounts which provide access to a broad investment range including shares and other instruments traded on the major stock exchanges around the world, as well as all mainstream collective investments available in the UK and our own range of AJ Bell funds. We also offer a Cash savings hub which provides access to a range of competitive savings accounts to help people manage their cash savings.

We aim to make it easy for our customers to save and invest by providing them with online tools and information to help them build and manage their portfolios.

AJ Bell is headquartered in Manchester, UK, with offices in London and Bristol.



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