Independent Non-Executive Director
London, United Kingdom
Joined Aviva Investors
Alexa Coates is an independent non-executive director of Aviva Investors. Alexa was appointed to the Aviva Investors Holdings Limited Board and the Aviva Investors Global Services Limited Board in November 2019.
Experience and qualifications
Alexa is an Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of financial experience. She started her career at E&Y in the UK and France and moved into Financial Services, spending the last nine years of her executive career at HSBC, in various senior roles, including operating as Global CFO to their asset management business. Alexa is an independent non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for both Polar Capital Holdings plc, an AIM listed, boutique asset manager and Schroder Oriental Income Fund Limited. Alexa is also a trustee of the University of Essex.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Aviva Investors UK Fund Services Ltd
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