We are pleased to announce that Chris Turpin, a Non-Executive Director and Former Managing Director of First Sentier Investors (FSI) for the UK, Europe & Middle East, has joined Fund Boards Council’s (FBC) Advisory Council. As many of you will know, FBC’s Advisory Council is a voluntary group of senior industry professionals with which FBC confers to ensure our corporate membership and services provide appropriate, actionable and useful support to you, our members and clients.
Chris started his career over 25 years ago at PwC before moving to work for Northern Trust Asset Management in 2000. In 2003 Chris joined FSI where he spent the next 18+ years in a variety of senior, global executive roles. For over eight years, Chris was Managing Director, EMEA and a member of FSI’s Global Executive Committee. In addition he had global leadership responsibility at various times for FSI’s Corporate Development, Product Management and Development, Responsible Investment and Marketing functions and strategy. Chris is a former member of the Advisory Council of the Investment Association (IA), the Investment Leaders Group of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), TheCityUK’s International Trade & Industry Group (ITIG) and the Board of the Financial Services Skills Commission (FSSC). He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Socioeconomic Taskforce for Financial and Professional Services in the UK.
Chris is a highly experienced corporate board, pooled fund and pension fund director as well as an active charity trustee with a proven track record of developing strong governance on boards. He was Chair of FSI’s UK Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) Board from 2013 to 2021 and has extensive governance experience of pooled funds across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has strongly held beliefs around developing optimal board composition and the importance of diversity and inclusion for board effectiveness.
Chris is an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), a Regular Member of the CFA Institute and holds an MA (Hons) from The University of Edinburgh.
The members of the FBC Advisory Council provide us with important professional insight and have done since day one of FBC. As FBC matures as an organisation, with the expansion in our services to now span membership, consultancy and training as well as a greater cross-border focus, the members of our Advisory Council will continue to be an invaluable support.Chris’ experience will be a great asset and we are delighted that he has agreed to be a member of our Advisory Council.