Pat Sanderson and Leanne Barnham join Ninety One’s UK Client Group

Ninety One has announced the appointment of Pat Sanderson as Head of Business Development, UK and Leanne Barnham as Head of UK Marketing to the 30 strong UK Client Group.

May 4, 2022

Ninety One has announced the appointment of Pat Sanderson as Head of Business Development, UK and Leanne Barnham as Head of UK Marketing to the 30 strong UK Client Group.

04 May 2022

Ninety One has announced the appointment of Pat Sanderson as Head of Business Development, UK and Leanne Barnham as Head of UK Marketing to the 30 strong UK Client Group.

In this newly created role, Sanderson will have overall responsibility for sales, client management and consultant relations for Ninety One’s UK business across the adviser and institutional landscape. As a member of the UK Client Group’s leadership team, Sanderson will look to drive the UK business development agenda and ensure alignment on strategy and execution for all client-facing activity in the region.

Sanderson joins Ninety One from RBC, where he was responsible for sales, relationship management and marketing for the UK and Ireland, as well as the European Proposal Management Team within the firm’s Investor & Treasury Services group. Prior to RBC, he worked in Investor Services Sales at J.P. Morgan where he was responsible for the origination of new client relationships in the UK Insurance sector. Additionally, he worked at Citi Bank in Investor Services Sales, where he led the creation of the Nordic sales strategy. A former professional rugby player, he has worked as a television presenter and motivational speaker before joining the financial services industry.

Leanne Barnham joined Ninety One as Head of UK Marketing in January 2022, and is responsible for driving the marketing strategy and execution across institutional and adviser channels in the UK. Underscoring Ninety One’s ambitious growth targets in the UK, the role is highly focused on servicing existing clients; driving revenue growth through profitable new business; supporting commercial, client-facing activity; and driving awareness of the Ninety One brand and breadth of product to all UK audiences.

Barnham joined from Architas Multi-Manager, an Axa Group Company, where she was Global Head of Marketing and managed the structural and strategic transformation of the firm’s UK marketing team to a global marketing team. In addition, she led the marketing strategy across independent intermediary and tied distribution throughout Europe and Asia. Prior to Architas, Barnham held marketing roles at several investment management houses, inclusive of BNYM Asset Management, F&C Investments and Skylight Capital.

Nigel Smith, Managing Director, UK Client Group, Ninety One: “Ninety One has an established footprint in the UK, but there is enormous growth potential to deepen and widen this. Pat and Leanne’s expertise, deep relationships and experience will be integral to drive the UK business through the next phase of growth. Their collaboration and alignment across strategy and execution will ensure we continue to consistently deliver value and help our clients to achieve their long-term investment goals”.

Ninety One has made a number of appointments recently inclusive of Nazmeera Moola, Chief Sustainability Officer; Juliana Hansveden, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Sustainable Equity; Ben Lambert, Co-Portfolio Manager, 4Factor European Equities; and Daisy Streatfeild, Sustainability Director.

Jeannie Dumas

Communications Director (ex-Africa)

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