Sally Tennant, OBE, has been CEO of three banks: Kleinwort Benson (2011 – 2014), Schroders Private Banking (2002 – 2006) and Lombard Odier (UK) Ltd. (2007 – 2010) and the Chair of a fourth, Duncan Lawrie Ltd. She additionally has extensive experience of asset and wealth management as a former main board director of Gartmore plc, where she successfully built the global institutional division. She has a total of 20 years running money at Gartmore, Morgan Grenfell and SG Warburg/Mercury Asset Management.
Ms. Tennant also co-launched a hedge fund, Beaumont Capital, and has deep experience of dealing with multigenerational families and family businesses in a wide range of ways, from sitting on the board of a large family holding company, Waypoint Capital, to working for a multigenerational family owned bank, Lombard Odier; and advising numerous ultra high new worth families. She has extensive chair, non-executive and remuneration chair experience in the unquoted and private equity space. Ms. Tennant currently chairs Style Analytics, a portfolio analytics company, and sits on the board of a fashion label, Fiorucci, as well as the advisory board of a cyber security company, Paladin Capital.
Born and brought up in Switzerland, Ms. Tennant holds a degree in politics from Durham University. She has international experience in the Channel Islands, U.S., the Middle East and Continental and Eastern Europe and is a trustee of the Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Charity.