In the newly created role, Jane will report to customer director Carlton Hood and will be responsible for achieving Old Mutual Wealth’s ambition of being recognised as an industry leader in the field of Responsible Business.
Jane joins from global investment consultancy Towers Watson, where she worked for 8 years leading its responsible investment capability.
During that time, she played an important role in shaping the firm’s approach to responsible investing, including its adherence to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and development of responsible investment solutions for leading institutional investors.
Before her time at Towers Watson Jane held senior responsible investing positions at HSBC Global Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors.
Old Mutual Wealth is committed to ensuring all areas of its business operate responsibly. This commitment is built around the firm’s five key pillars of responsible business: Its customers; employees; the communities the business operates in; the environment; and the way the business invests.
Jane will develop the Responsible Business strategy and governance structure across these five pillars and ensure it is embedded in all of the businesses within Old Mutual Wealth: The Intrinsic network of financial advisers; the discretionary fund manager Quilter Cheviot; asset manager Old Mutual Global Investors; the UK wealth management arm, Old Mutual Wealth; and Old Mutual International, the cross-border wealth management business.
Responsible Business at Old Mutual Group will continue to be overseen by Gail Klintworth, group customer director, and Helen Wilson, group head of responsible business.
Jane will join Old Mutual Wealth in August.
Jane Goodland says: “The field of Responsible Business has grown significantly in the last decade. Old Mutual Wealth is clearly committed to defining and integrating Responsible Business into all aspects of its business and I am looking forward to helping the company become recognised as a global leader in Responsible Business.”
Old Mutual Wealth customer director, Carlton Hood says: “The financial services industry as a whole has got a long way to go to restore its reputation. We truly believe that leading as a responsible business in financial services can be a real source of competitive advantage. We need to make sure that we are making a positive contribution to our customers, our staff, the businesses we work with and the wider society in which we operate. Jane comes with the experience, passion and commitment to ensure that we can lead in this endeavour.”