Fidelity International CEO Anne Richards has become a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
She has been honoured for her contribution to financial services, women and science.
Apart from her work in financial services and supporting the development of women in business she worked for Cern, the European centre for nuclear research, for a number of years earlier in her career and has maintained an interest in science.
Fidelity said: “We’re extremely proud that our CEO Anne Richards has been awarded a damehood in this year’s QueensBirthdayHonours which recognises outstanding achievements from across the UK and Commonwealth.”
Dame Anne said: “I’m delighted to receive this honour and I hope it highlights to women, and those have had little exposure to the financial services industry, the wonderful career opportunities it can offer.”
Fidelity recruited investment professional Dame Anne in 2018 from rival M&G where she was CEO of M&G Investments. She has 26 years’ experience in asset management, including over two decades as an analyst, portfolio manager and chief investment officer.
Here is a list of some of the key financial services honours in the Queen’s Birthday List:
Anne Helen RICHARDS CVO CBE FRSE. For services to Financial Services, to Women, to Education and to Science (Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Antonio Mota De Sousa HORTA-OSORIO. Lately Chief Executive Officer, Lloyds Banking Group. For services to Financial Services and voluntary services to Mental Healthcare and to Culture
Professor John Anderson KAY CBE FBA FRSE Economist. For services to Economics, Finance and Business (London, Greater London)
Oluwole Olatunde KOLADE Managing Partner, Livingbridge. For services to Financial Services (Haywards Heath, West Sussex)
Hannah Kate BERNARD Head of Business Banking, Barclays. For services to Financial Services during Covid-19 (Brighton, East Sussex)
John Freeman COLLINS Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Santander. For services to Financial Services during Covid-19 (Robertsbridge, East Sussex)
Charlotte Louise CROSSWELL Lately Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Finance. For services to Financial Services
Sharon Annette SIMONS (Sharon Blackman) Managing Director and General Counsel, Citi. For services to the Financial Sector
Jasjyot SINGH Managing Director, Consumer and Business Banking, Lloyds Banking Group. For services to Financial Services during Covid-19
Tracey Maria JOHNSON HR Director, Leek United Building Society. For services to Financial Services during Covid-19
Syed Masum ALI Lately Case Handler, Co-Operative Bank. For services to Financial Services and the community in Greater Manchester during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Muna Mohamed Rashid YASSIN Managing Director, Fair Finance. For charitable Financial Services to Disadvantaged People during Covid-19
Samantha MARLEY Branch Staff, Barclays. For services to Financial Services and the community in Hastings during the Covid-19 Pandemic