Global executive committee

Nick Good

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Nick Good is Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Pendal Group. He joined Pendal Group as Chief Executive Officer, JOHCM US in December 2019. Nick has over 25 years' industry experience across the US and Asia.

Nick Good was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer at State Street Corporation, based in Boston. In this role, he was responsible for setting overall business strategy and leading corporate development. Previously, he was co-head of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) Global ETF business, with primary responsibility for North America and Latin America. Prior to joining State Street, Nick worked at BlackRock (initially Barclays Global Investors), including five years as head of its iShares ETF business in Asia-Pacific, which enjoyed rapid growth under his leadership.

Alexandra Altinger

CEO, JOHCM UK, Europe and Asia

Alexandra Altinger joined Pendal Group as Chief Executive Officer, JOHCM UK, Europe and Asia in September 2019.

Alexandra has 26 years’ experience in the wealth and asset management industry across Europe, Asia and the US. She previously spent four years as CEO of Sandaire Investment Office, a UK multi-family office, where she led the business integration process after Sandaire acquired Lord North Street Private Office in 2014. Prior to Sandaire, Alexandra worked within the executive team of Lansdowne Partners International, helping to lead the firm’s repositioning efforts for its long-only products in global institutional markets.

Previously she was at Wellington Management International where she had a number of senior roles and led Wellington’s European sub advisory and mutual fund business. Alexandra has also served as an Equity Research Analyst at John Hancock in Boston and has worked in Japanese equities research sales for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo and London. She started her financial career as a Proprietary Trader on the arbitrage desk with Banque Nationale de Paris (Securities) in Tokyo.

Alexandra has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in International Economics from Université de Paris-Dauphine, Paris and is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA UK Advisory Council. She is also a founding member of the Advisory Committee of The Diversity Project, an ambitious initiative to promote diversity in all its forms across the UK asset management sector. She is fluent in English, German, Italian and French and proficient in Dutch and Japanese.

Richard Brandweiner

Chief Executive Officer, Pendal Australia

Richard Brandweiner was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Australia in February 2018 and is a member of the Pendal Group Global Executive Committee. Richard has over 20 years’ experience in investment management and is responsible for the Australian arm of Pendal Group, including asset management, operations, sales and marketing. Before joining the company, Richard was a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Aware Super (formerly First State Super), one of Australia’s largest pension funds. Prior to that, Richard was Group Executive at Perpetual Investments, one of Australia’s oldest and most awarded fund managers.

Richard is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales. Richard is currently Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and is a member of the NSW Government Social Impact Investment Expert Advisory Group. He is a former President of the CFA Society of Sydney.

Bindesh Savjani

Global Chief Risk Officer

Bindesh Savjani joined Pendal Group as the Global Chief Risk Officer in March 2019 and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. He is a qualified accountant and has over 20 years’ experience in investment management.

Bindesh has extensive experience in risk management, compliance and internal audit from his time as a consultant at Ernst & Young and thereafter working for several asset managers. Prior to joining Pendal Group Bindesh was the Global Chief Risk Officer for Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), a FTSE 250-listed alternative asset manager. During his tenure Bindesh developed ICG’s risk framework and was responsible for Risk, Compliance and Legal. Earlier in his career, Bindesh established the risk management function at Morley Fund Management. He subsequently moved to Lloyds Bank to become the Director of Risk, Legal and Compliance for its asset management business, Scottish Widows Investment Management (SWIP). Bindesh was a core member of the executive team that sold SWIP to Aberdeen Asset Management and worked to integrate the two businesses.

Bindesh is also an external member of the Edinburgh University Audit and Risk Committee.

Cameron Williamson

Group Chief Financial Officer

Cameron Williamson joined the business in January 2008 as the company’s Financial Controller. He acted as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for 12 months before his permanent appointment to the role in February 2010. In 2016 he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the Global Executive Committee. As Group Chief Financial Officer, Cameron is responsible for the group’s overall financial operations and reporting, business planning and investor relations.

Prior to joining the company, Cameron held Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary responsibilities at Clairvest Group, a mid-market private equity group in Toronto, as well as finance roles with Franklin Templeton and CIBC World Markets in Toronto, UBS in the UK and KPMG in Adelaide.

Joanne Hawkins

Group Company Secretary & Head of Corporate Governance

Joanne Hawkins joined the company in March 2017 and is responsible for Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance functions for all entities across the Group.

Joanne joined with extensive experience in Corporate Governance within asset management. Joanne started her career as a solicitor at a major law firm and then held in-house and legal roles in New Zealand and the Solomon Islands. Most recently Joanne held the role of Company Secretary at Perpetual Limited, which included responsibility for the Legal, Compliance and Company Secretariat functions across the Perpetual group of companies.

John Reifsnider

CEO, Pendal USA

John Reifsnider joined Pendal Group as Chief Executive Officer of Pendal USA in July 2021. John has over 30 years’ experience in investment management, specifically in business development, strategy, and leadership.

John has been with Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC (TSW) in Richmond, Virginia for over 16 years. He was appointed Co-President of TSW in September 2018 and Chief Executive Officer in 2020. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of Pendal USA.

Before joining TSW in 2005, he was a Founding Member of Atlantic Capital Management, LLC, responsible for business development and client service. John started his career in the investment industry in 1990.

John earned his BBA from the University of Toledo and is registered as an Investment Adviser Representative.

Justin Howell

Global Chief Operating Officer

Justin Howell was appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer in November 2021. He is based in Sydney, Australia.

Justin has over 18 years’ experience in the finance industry and is responsible for Pendal Group’s technology, business strategy, operations, product and outsourced relationships. Prior to joining the company, Justin was a Director at LeapFrog Investments and prior to that, held leadership positions within strategy, operations and strategic projects between 2013 and 2017 at First State Super, one of Australia’s largest pension funds.

Justin’s industry experience also incorporates a variety of general management-level roles at Perpetual Investments during his 10-year tenure at the firm.

Claudia Henderson

Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Claudia joined Pendal Group as the Global Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2022 and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. She has over 20 years of experience in human capital leadership across multiple industries supporting revenue growth, expense management, business strategy and transformation.

Claudia has extensive experience in organisational effectiveness, employee relations, strategic business and project planning and government relations in highly complex, evolving matrixed organisations. Prior to joining Pendal Group, Claudia was the Chief People Officer and head of Strategic Communications at Boston Globe Media. She started her career at Johnson and Johnson and has also had the privilege of serving in HR leadership roles at Fidelity Investments, Intuit and State Street.

Claudia holds a B.A in Political Science and African American Studies from Bates College, and a M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the Milano School in New York City.