Chair

Chair

Shriti Vadera

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Appointments

Board: May 2020
Chair of the Board: January 2021
Chair of the Nomination & Governance Committee: January 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Shriti is the Chair of the Board. She joined Prudential as a Non-executive Director and member of the Nomination & Governance Committee on 1 May 2020 and became Chair of the Board with effect from 1 January 2021. She became Chair of the Nomination & Governance Committee at the same time.
 
She contributes her senior boardroom experience at complex organisations, including extensive experience with international operations, strong strategic and financial services experience and experience at the highest level of international negotiations between Governments and in multilateral organisations.
 
Shriti was chair of Santander UK Group Holdings from 2015 until October 2020. She was a Director of BHP from 2011 and its Senior Independent Director from 2015 until October 2020, and a Non-executive Director of Astra Zeneca from 2011 until 2018. 
 
Between 2009 and 2014, she undertook a wide range of assignments, such as advising the South Korean Chair of the G20 in 2010, two European countries on the Eurozone and banking crisis, the African Development Bank on infrastructure financing, a number of global investors and sovereign wealth funds on strategy and economic and market developments.
 
Shriti was a Minister in the UK government from 2007 to 2009 in the Cabinet Office, Business Department and International Development Department and led on the UK Government’s response to the global financial crisis and its Presidency of the G20. She was a member of the HM Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1999 to 2007, advising on domestic and international issues.
 
Shriti began her career in investment banking with SG Warburg/UBS in 1984, where she had a strong focus on emerging markets.

Other appointments

  • Institute of International Finance, Board Member

Group Chief Executive

Michael Wells

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Appointments

Board: January 2011
Group Chief Executive: June 2015

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Mike continues to develop the operational management of the Group on behalf of the Board, implementing Board decisions and leading the Executive Directors and senior executives in the management of all aspects of the day-to-day business of the Group.
 
Mike has more than three decades’ experience in insurance and retirement services, having started his career at the US brokerage house Dean Witter, before going on to become a managing director at Smith Barney Shearson.
 
Mike joined the Prudential Group in 1995 and became Chief Operating Officer and Vice‑Chairman of Jackson in 2003. In 2011, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson, and joined the Board of Prudential.
 
During his leadership of Jackson, Mike was responsible for the development of Jackson’s market-leading range of retirement solutions. He was also part of the Jackson teams that purchased and successfully integrated a savings institute and two life companies.
 
Mike is Group Chief Executive, a position he has held since June 2015.

 

Other appointments

  • International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • San Diego University Advisory Board
  • China Children Development Foundation

Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Mark FitzPatrick CA

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Appointment

Board: July 2017

Relevant skills and experience

Mark has a strong background across financial services, insurance and investment management, encompassing wide geographical experience relevant to the Group’s key markets.
 
Mark previously worked at Deloitte for 26 years, building his industry focus on insurance and investment management globally. During this time, Mark was managing partner for Clients and Markets, a member of the executive committee and a member of the board of Deloitte UK. He was a vice chairman of Deloitte for four years, leading the CFO Programme and developing the CFO Transition labs.
 
Mark previously led the Insurance & Investment Management audit practice and the insurance industry practice.
 
Mark is Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since July 2019. He joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer in July 2017.
 

Other appointment

  • British Heart Foundation

Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

James Turner FCA FCSI FRM

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Appointment

Board: March 2018

Relevant skills and experience

Having held senior positions at Prudential for over a decade, James has a wide-ranging understanding of the business and draws on previous experience across internal audit, finance and compliance, as well as technical knowledge, relevant to his role. 

James joined Prudential as the Director of Group-wide Internal Audit and was appointed Director of Group Finance in September 2015, with responsibility for delivery of the Group’s internal and external financial reporting, business planning, performance monitoring and capital and liquidity planning.
 
James joined the Board as an Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer in March 2018 and in July 2019 assumed responsibility for Group Compliance. James relocated to Hong Kong in August 2019 and has led the discussions with the Hong Kong Insurance Authority on the development of their Group Wide Supervisory Framework.
 

Senior Independent Director

The Hon. Philip Remnant CBE FCA

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Appointments

Board: January 2013
Audit Committee: January 2013
Nomination & Governance Committee: January 2013
Remuneration Committee: January 2013

Relevant skills and experience

Philip contributes experience across a number of sectors and in particular listed company experience and the financial services industry, including asset management, in the UK and Europe.
 
Philip was a senior adviser at Credit Suisse and a vice chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) Europe and head of the UK Investment Banking Department. He was twice seconded to the role of director general of the Takeover Panel. Philip served on the board of Northern Rock plc and as chairman of the Shareholder Executive. Until July 2018, he also served on the board of UK Financial Investments Limited. In October 2020, Philip stepped down as chairman and member of the board of The City of London Investment Trust plc.
 
Philip joined the Board in January 2013 as a Non-executive Director, as Senior Independent Director and as a member of each of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination & Governance Committee. He also chaired the M&G Group Limited board from April 2016 until October 2018.
 

 

Other appointments

  • Severn Trent plc
  • Takeover Panel (deputy chairman)

Independent Non-executive Director

Jeremy Anderson CBE

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Appointments

Board: January 2020
Chair of the Risk Committee: May 2020
Audit Committee: January 2020
Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group: February 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Jeremy contributes substantial leadership experience of the financial services sector across Asia and the US. He has extensive technical knowledge on audit and risk management, particularly concerning international companies.
 
Jeremy joined KPMG Consulting in 1985 and held the role of Chief Executive Officer UK Consulting in 2001 before being appointed as head of UK operations at Atos Origin and a member of the Management Board of Atos Origin SA in 2002. Jeremy rejoined KPMG UK in 2004 and from 2006, following two years as head of financial services at KPMG UK, Jeremy held the role of KPMG’s Head of Financial Services for Europe followed by head of clients & markets in 2008. He served as KPMG’s Chairman of Global Financial Services until 2017. Jeremy also served on the board of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and now serves as a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of UBS Group AG.
 
Jeremy joined the Board in January 2020 as a Non-executive Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committees. He became Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee in May 2020. In February 2021, Jeremy stepped down from the Nomination & Governance Committee and became a member of the Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group.

Other appointments

  • UBS Group AG / UBS AG (Audit Committee Chair, Senior Independent Director, Vice-Chair)
  • The Productivity Group
  • The Kingham Hill Trust

Independent Non-executive Director

Chua Sock Koong

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Appointments

Board: 12 May 2021
Audit Committee: 12 May 2021
Remuneration Committee: 12 May 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Sock Koong has thirty years’ experience of business leadership and operations throughout Asia.

Sock Koong started her career in financial services at United Overseas Bank in 1979 before moving to Wearne Brothers in 1981. She joined Singtel Group, one of Asia’s largest telecoms businesses, in 1989 initially as treasurer. She held a number of senior roles at Singtel, including CEO international and group chief financial officer, before being appointed group chief executive officer in 2007, a position she held until December 2020. She was deputy chair of GSMA from 2019 to 2020 and was appointed as a member of Singapore’s Public Service Commission in January 2009, becoming deputy chairman in January 2020. In May 2021 she was appointed to the supervisory board of Royal Philips.

Sock Koong joined the Board on 12 May 2021 as a Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Other appointments

  • Bharti Airtel Limited
  • Bharti Telecom Limited
  • Cap Vista Pte Ltd
  • Defence Science and Technology Agency
  • The Public Service Commission
  • Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council
  • Royal Philips NV 

Independent Non-executive Director

David Law ACA

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Appointments

Board: September 2015
Chair of the Audit Committee: May 2017
Risk Committee: May 2017
Remuneration Committee: February 2021

Relevant skills and experience

David has experience across the Group’s key international markets including North America and Asia, and across a number of industry sectors, particularly insurance. He contributes extensive technical knowledge of audit, accounting and financial reporting essential to his role as Chair of the Audit Committee.
 
David is an accountant and spent almost 33 years working with Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). During this time he was inter alia the global leader of PwC’s insurance practice, a partner in the UK firm, and worked as the lead audit partner for multinational insurance companies until his retirement in 2015. Other roles included leadership of PwC’s insurance and investment management assurance practice in London and the firm’s Scottish assurance division. He also spent three months working in Hong Kong in the early 1990s. After his retirement David became a director and CEO of L&F Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (L&F). L&F is the professional indemnity captive insurance group which serves the PwC network and its member firms. David retired from this role in June 2019.
 
David joined the Board in September 2015 as a Non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee. He was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee and of the Nomination & Governance Committee in May 2017. In February 2021, David stepped down from the Nomination & Governance Committee and was appointed a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Other appointments

  • University of Edinburgh (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee; Membership of Exception Committee, Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Independent Non-executive Director

Ming Lu

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Appointments

Board: 12 May 2021
Risk Committee: 12 May 2021
Nomination & Governance Committee: 12 May 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Ming has over thirty years’ experience of investing and developing businesses throughout the Asia Pacific region.

From 1985 to 1993, Ming worked for CITIC, the largest direct investment firm in China, before moving to Kraft Foods International Inc. where he worked until 1997. He was also president of Asia Pacific at Lucas Varity. Ming was a partner at CCMP Capital Asia (formerly J.P. Morgan Partners Asia), where he was responsible for investment in the automotive, consumer and industrial sectors across a number of countries throughout Asia. Ming has also held directorships at Ma San Consumer Corporation, Mandala Energy Management Pte Ltd, Weststar Aviation Service Sdn Bhd and MMI Technologies Pte Ltd.

Ming joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) in 2006. He is a partner of KKR and head of Asia Pacific and also currently serves as a member of the KKR Asian Private Equity Investment Committee, KKR Asian Portfolio Management Committee and KKR Investment, Management and Distribution Committee. Since 2018 he has played an important role in KKR’s Asia growth and expansion and has served as a member of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Committee and Asia Real Estate Investment Committee.
 
Ming joined the Board on 12 May 2021 as a Non-executive Director and a member of the Risk and Nomination & Governance Committees. 
 

Other appointments

  • Goodpack Pte Ltd

Independent Non-executive Director

Anthony Nightingale CMG SBS JP

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Appointments

Board: June 2013
Chair of the Remuneration Committee: May 2015
Nomination & Governance Committee: May 2015

Relevant skills and experience

Anthony has long executive experience of listed companies and, in particular, extensive knowledge of Asian markets.

Anthony spent his career in Asia, where he joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 1969, holding a number of senior positions before joining the board of Jardine Matheson Holdings in 1994. He was managing director of the Jardine Matheson Group from 2006 to 2012. Anthony was on the Board of Schindler Holding Limited until 19 March 2020. 
 
He was a past chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and was appointed as an ABAC Representative of Hong Kong, China from 2005 to 2017 and the Hong Kong representative to the APEC Vision Group from 2018 to 2019.
 
He is the Chairperson of the Sailors Home and Missions to Seafarers in Hong Kong.
 
Anthony joined the Board in June 2013 as a Non-executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee. He became Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee in May 2015.

Other appointments

  • Jardine Matheson Holdings (and other Jardine Matheson group companies)
  • Shui On Land Limited
  • Vitasoy International Holdings Limited
  • The Innovation and Strategic Development Council in Hong Kong

Independent Non-executive Director

Alice Schroeder

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Appointments

Board: June 2013
Audit Committee: June 2013
Risk Committee: March 2018
Chair of the Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group: February 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Alice has experience across the insurance, asset management, technology and financial services industries in the US.
 
Alice began her career as a qualified accountant at Ernst & Young. She joined the Financial Accounting Standards Board as a manager in 1991, overseeing the issuance of several significant insurance accounting standards.
 
From 1993, she led teams of analysts specialising in property-casualty insurance as a managing director at CIBC Oppenheimer, PaineWebber (now UBS) and Morgan Stanley. Alice was also an independent board member of the Cetera Financial Group and held the office of CEO and chair of WebTuner (now Showfer Media LLC), until its sale in 2017. She was also a director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch International until December 2018. Alice joined the board of RefleXion in May 2021 as an independent director and chair of the audit committee.
 
Alice joined the Board in June 2013 as a Non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee. She became a member of the Risk Committee in March 2018 and was appointed Chair of the Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group in February 2021.

 

Other appointments

  • RefleXion Medical Inc. 
  • Quincy Health, LLC
  • Natus Medical Incorporated
  • Westland Insurance Group Ltd

Independent Non-executive Director

Tom Watjen

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Appointments

Board: July 2017
Remuneration Committee: July 2017
Risk Committee: November 2018
Nomination & Governance Committee: February 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Tom has experience across the insurance, asset management and financial services industries as well as experience with listed companies in the UK and the US.
 
Tom started his career at Aetna Life and Casualty before joining Conning & Company, an investment and asset management provider, where he became a partner in the consulting and private capital areas. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1987, and became a managing director in its insurance practice.
 
In 1994 he was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of Provident Companies Inc.
 
He was a key member of the team associated with Provident’s merger with Unum in 1999 and was appointed president and chief executive officer of the renamed Unum Group in 2003, a role he held until May 2017. Tom also served on the board of Sun Trust Banks from 2010 until April 2019. In 2019, Tom joined the boards of LocatorX, Inc and in 2020 he joined the board of Arch Capital Group Limited.
 
Tom joined the Board in July 2017 as a Non-executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee. He became a member of the Risk Committee in November 2018 and a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee in February 2021. Prior to May 2021, Tom also acted as a designated Non-executive Director for employee engagement matters for the Group’s workforce in the US and UK.

 

Other appointments

  • Arch Capital Group Limited
  • LocatorX, Inc

Independent Non-executive Director

Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE

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Appointments

Board: September 2018
Remuneration Committee: September 2018
Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group: February 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Fields has extensive international boardroom experience, combining knowledge of the Group’s key geographic markets in Asia and Africa with experience across the global financial services industry, including more than 10 years as a non-executive director and committee chair of life insurance and reinsurance companies.
 
Fields has held a number of senior positions, including senior partner at Strategic Planning Associates, chief financial officer and director of strategy at the London Stock Exchange, and leader of the global markets practice at AT Kearney. She was appointed to Nasdaq’s Technology Advisory Council and as an expert on the Panel advising the European Parliament on financial markets harmonisation. She previously chaired the investment committee of the Royal London Group and has chaired the audit committee of Savills plc. From 2004-2014, Fields focused on sub-Saharan Africa, India and China in her role as chair of the investment impact committee of CDC, the UK Government’s development finance institution.
 
Fields has served on the boards of three UK Government departments, including the Department of Business, where she chaired the strategic investment committee and was a member of the technology strategy board, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (2016-2020), where she chaired the audit and risk committee.
 
Fields joined the Board in September 2018 as a Non-executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee and was appointed a member of the Responsibility & Sustainability Working Group in February 2021.
 

Other appointments

  • BNP Paribas
  • SCOR SE
  • Leaders’ Quest (Partner)
  • Royal College of Art, Deputy Chair-elect of Council

Independent Non-executive Director

Jeanette Wong

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Appointments

Board: 12 May 2021
Audit Committee: 12 May 2021
Risk Committee: 12 May 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Jeanette has more than thirty five years of operational experience in financial services, mainly across Southeast Asia and the broader Asia Pacific region.

Jeanette started her career in Singapore at Banque Paribas in 1982 and moved to Citibank in 1984. She held senior pan-Asian roles at JP Morgan in Singapore from 1986 to 2003, when she joined DBS Group, initially as chief administrative officer, then as chief financial officer from 2003 to 2008. She led DBS Group’s institutional banking business from 2008 to 2019, where she was responsible for corporate banking, global transaction services, strategic advisory, and mergers and acquisitions. As part of her role at DBS Group, Jeanette held non-executive director positions with ASEAN Finance Corporation, TMB Bank and the Bank of the Philippine Islands.  

She has previously served as a non-executive director of Fullerton Fund Management Ltd and Neptune Orient Lines Limited. She is also chairman of the Council of CareShield Life, Singapore’s mandatory care insurance scheme. In June 2021 she joined the board of Singapore Airlines Limited as an independent non-executive director and member of the audit committee.

Jeanette joined the Board on 12 May 2021 as a Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committees. 

 

Other appointments

  • UBS Group AG
  • PSA International Pte Ltd
  • Council of CareShield Life
  • Singapore Airlines Limited
  • Singapore Securities Industry Council

Independent Non-executive Director

Amy Yip

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Appointments

Board: September 2019
Audit Committee: March 2021

Relevant skills and experience

Amy has extensive experience of China and South-east Asia following a 40-year career in banking, insurance, asset management and government.
 
Amy started her career in 1978 and has held a number of senior positions in financial services in Asia. She was formerly head of wealth management of DBS Bank, chair of DBS Asset Management and chief executive officer of DBS Bank Hong Kong. Since 2011 she has been an adviser to Vita Green, a health supplements provider based in Hong Kong.
 
Amy became a non-executive director of AIG Insurance Hong Kong Limited in 2011 and chairs its audit committee. She became a non-executive director and member of the Technology Committee of Deutsche Börse AG in 2015 until May 2021 and became chair of the Asia Pacific advisory board of EFG Bank International in 2019. Amy served as a member of the compensation and nomination committees of Temenos Group AG from 2014 until May 2020, and as a non-executive director of Fidelity Funds from 2017 until October 2020.
 
Amy joined the Board in September 2019 as a Non-executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee. With effect from 3 March 2021, Amy stepped down from the Remuneration Committee and joined the Audit Committee.

Other appointments

  • AIG Insurance Hong Kong Limited
  • EFG Bank and EFG Bank International (Chairman, Asia Pacific Advisory Board)

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