River and Mercantile adds second woman to board

Ofgem adviser Miriam Greenwood will chair remuneration committee

River and Mercantile has appointed Miriam Greenwood (pictured) to its board and to oversee its remuneration committee.

From Wednesday Greenwood will sit on the £36bn investment manager’s board as a non-executive director. She will take over as chair of the firm’s remuneration committee a month later replacing Robin Minter-Kemp who is set to retire.

Greenwood becomes the second woman on River and Mercantile’s nine-person strong board, alongside senior independent non-executive director Angela Crawford-Ingle.

Chairman Jonathan Dawson said: “She has extensive financial sector and remuneration experience which will be very important to River and Mercantile as we grow.”

Financial services and beyond

Greenwood currently sits on the board of Aim-listed Smart Metering Systems and chairs the remuneration committee and is a non-executive director of Eclipse Shipping.

She is also a founding partner of corporate finance business Spark Advisory Partners, which provides guidance on M&A and private and public capital raisings, and is an adviser to UK energy regulator Ofgem and the £500m Mayor of London’s Energy Efficient Fund.

She has held a range of senior board positions throughout her career, serving as a non-executive director of Internet of Things products provider Telit Communications, Mithras Investment trust and the now defunct Henderson Global Trust.

In addition to her work at Spark Advisory, her experience in financial services spans roles at London-based investment bank Morgan Grenfell, which was absorbed by Deutsche Bank in the 90’s, and Brewin Dolphin.

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