Mr Yates has 30 years’ experience as an investment professional and a business manager in the fund management industry having begun his career with GT Management Limited in 1981. He was Chief Executive of Henderson Global Investors from 1999 to 2003 and then, following the company’s listing, of Henderson Group Plc until 2008. Prior to that he was Chief Investment Officer of Invesco Global and Morgan Grenfell Investment Management Limited. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Investments, part of the UniCredit Group. He is currently a non-executive director of JP Morgan Elect plc and IG Group Holdings plc and was, from 2009 to 2010, non-executive director of F&C; Asset Management plc.
Mr Yates was appointed a Director in 2012.