Fund Boards Council

Meet the team

About us

Introducing the team

Fund Boards Council is a specialist membership organisation set up to create insight and provide best practice thought leadership on corporate governance.

Catherine Battershill
Catherine Battershill
Managing Director
Catherine Battershill
Managing Director

Catherine Battershill

Catherine Battershill has over 15 years of experience in asset management in Europe and Asia. Prior to the founding of Fund Boards Council (FBC), Catherine led major marketing and communications initiatives across major institutional and wholesale retail markets. She spearheaded a myriad of campaigns, including the development of an international thought-leadership programme for a leading multi-national asset manager.

Catherine has held voluntary board roles in education and a children’s charity, through which she has developed a strong interest in governance topics. This, combined with her asset management background, led her to join Shiv in setting up FBC.

Alan Chalmers
Senior Adviser
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Senior Adviser

Alan Chalmers

Alan is a qualified chartered accountant, involved in publishing and business as Managing Director for over 30 years. He was Publisher of Funds Europe, Funds Global MENA and Funds Global Asia from 2002 until the end of 2021 stepping down fully in April 2021. He co-founded Funds Europe in 2002 while he was Managing Director of Union Press Limited from 2001 until 2007. Previously commercial adviser to Lipper Analytical Europe, publisher of The European Fund Directory, and a director of Professional and Business Information Plc, publisher of the UK Fund Review & Industry Directory. He qualified with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, now PWC. He has been involved in the funds industry through leadership events in Europe, Asia, MENA, USA and Australia.
Fiona Evans
Fiona Evans
Director, Head of Operations
Fiona Evans

Director, Head of Operations

Fiona Evans

Fiona has been a member of the FBC team since 2018. She has been responsible for the design and development of FBC’s website since its first incarnation in May 2018 and was integral in setting up FBC’s membership platform and the FBC Log®. She continuously supports the team in pushing forward our technology, analytics and operational programmes for the benefit of our clients and members.

Fiona has over 25 years’ experience of website development and management, technology deployment initiatives, project management, communications, content management and business & technical writing.

Brandon Horwitz
Brandon Horwitz
Senior Adviser and Non-Executive Director
Brandon Horwitz

Senior Adviser and Non-Executive Director

Brandon Horwitz

Brandon is Fund Boards Council’s Senior Adviser, involved with developing FBC’s Assessment of Value analysis and assurance model for its members and leading FBC’s new proposition – offering bespoke training and coaching for boards and executives.

He is also the principal of NomBon Consulting and an experienced actuary and independent director, providing consulting to insurers, asset managers, banks and wealth managers on investment and pension proposition design, delivery, governance and distribution strategy.

Simon Hynes
Simon Hynes
Senior Adviser
Simon Hynes
Senior Adviser

Simon Hynes

Simon joined the Fund Boards Council as a Senior Adviser in January 2022 to work on the Distributor oversight and Product governance initiatives. He has extensive UK & European Investment Management distribution experience with leadership and board roles at Jupiter and Legal & General Investment Management. 

His UK AFM board experience saw detailed involvement in Assessment of Value, PROD and other regulatory initiatives. He also built LGIM’s Retail sales presence in Europe and was integral to the development of its ETF business. This gave a fascinating insight into the work of European fund regulators and increased his latent enthusiasm for sharing best practice in fund governance. 

Since 2020 Simon has also served as a non executive director for NedGroup Investments. 

Aimi Ramlee
Membership Coordinator
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Membership Coordinator

Aimi Ramlee

Aimi has over a decade of experience managing and growing memberships across a range of industries. Aimi joined Fund Boards Council as a Membership Coordinator in 2021. Aimi previously co-directed private memberships of Buy-Side Heads of Trading and CEOs from the largest asset management firms in Asia Pacific with Institutional Investor Forums in London and Hong Kong. Recently, she has also managed the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights’ membership, comprising of current and former MPs from across Southeast Asia. In addition to her work building memberships, Aimi runs a software solutions company she co-founded in 2014 and actively works on sustainability and gender issues.

Aimi is on hand for any members who have queries about their membership or our forthcoming events and can be contacted here.

Zoe Scott
Zoe Scott
Team Administrator
Zoe Scott

Team Administrator

Zoe Scott

Zoe started with the Funds Board Council in 2022 as Team Administrator, to help manage the smooth running of the growing team. She brings a wealth of experience in working in fast-paced work environments and has a highly positive work ethic.

Zoe is energetic, personable and is highly organised and skilled at balancing the needs of the business and clients.

Shiv Taneja
Shiv Taneja
CEO
Shiv Taneja

CEO

Fund Board Adviser
Non-Executive Director
Mutual Fund Industry Consultant

Shiv Taneja

Shiv Taneja is the CEO of Fund Boards Council. He has over 30 years’ research and consulting experience in and around the global asset management industry. This is combined with a deep professional interest in corporate and investment fund board governance developed over the past decade. Shiv leads FBC in its overall services, including membership, consultancy and training.

Shiv has degrees in accounting and finance, and is a professional non-executive director, having qualified with the FT-NED, Level 7 Advanced Professional Diploma in 2013.

In addition to his work around investment fund board governance, Shiv is a recognised industry authority, media commentator and regular conference speaker on trends in the global asset management industry, having led and completed numerous large industry-wide studies in the area of market sizing, product development and distribution trends in both the retail and institutional segments of the industry.

Darren Wells
Darren Wells
Digital Experience Consultant
Darren Wells

Digital Experience consultant

Darren Wells

Darren started supporting Fund Boards Council in 2021, designing and building the website for the INED 2021 Bootcamp. He comes with 17 years experience in the digital/web field, including leading a user experience team at B&CE, providers of The People’s Pension, and running his own digital consultancy.

Darren will be focusing on providing our users with the best possible digital experience across our web platforms.

Kirsty Wells
Website Manager
Kirsty

Website Manager

Kirsty Wells

Kirsty started supporting Fund Boards Council in December 2019 assisting with our website management and communications having recently worked at B&CE, providers of The People’s Pension. 

As a freelance Digital Marketer, she brings great experience in web content management and supports with our digital events and audio visual.

Suzanne Withers
Head of Marketing & Member Engagement
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Head of Marketing and Member Engagement

Suzanne Withers

Suzanne joined FBC in October 2021 to help support the needs of its growing membership. Suzanne brings over 20 years’ communications and reputation management experience from a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, transport and third sector. She has a passion for creating valuable thought-leadership and delivering insights through a mix of multi-media channels, engaging audiences whether they want to listen to a podcast, read a blog or join a discussion at a digital event. Outside of her working life, Suzanne has volunteered as a coach with education charity Future Frontiers for the past two years, supported the launch of the PRCA Marcomms Group and was pleased to be a judge at the Business Travel Journalist Awards.