Sally Tennant, OBE, is the founding partner of Acorn Capital Advisers, an independent wealth adviser, and 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 is a director of Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd.
Ms. Tennant was born and brought up in Switzerland. She has international experience in the Channel Islands, U.S., the Middle East and Continental and Eastern Europe. She holds a degree in politics from Durham University. She is a patron of Tommy’s the Baby Charity and a trustee of Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Foundation. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours.
Ms. Tennant is not currently a director of any other public companies.