Ford took on the role on 14 November as a move, so the company says, “to consolidate the strategic management and day to day business under a new CEO role”.
A barrister by training, he was most recently chief executive of WH Ireland, a private client stockbroker. He has experience in retail and alternative fund management having also held senior positions at Spencer House Capital Management, ORN Capital, Fidelity Investments and GAM.
Ross will continue to serve on the board as deputy chairman and will work closely with Ford during his first few months in his new role.
This announcement follows a number of other senior hires, including Caren Oxford as head of marketing and Will Beverley as head of macroeconomic research.