Gillian has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and is Head of UK Intermediary Solutions at Schroders. Prior to joining Schroders, she had an extensive career at Standard Life followed by consultancy positions with a range of platform providers, asset managers and financial advisers. In 2016 Gillian founded DISCUS, a business focusing on the outsourced investment market. Following an acquisition of the business by the Embark Group, she became Head of Strategic Partnerships.
At Schroders, Gillian is responsible for investment solutions for the UK Intermediary channel which includes the new Schroder Investment Solutions, a range of model portfolios and multi-asset funds. She is also a Non Executive Director at Benchmark Capital. Gillian is also on the advisory board for Women in Asset Servicing, a co-host for ‘Women in Platforms’ and hosts a series of monthly podcasts for the Diversity Project aimed at encouraging young women to join the industry. She also won the ‘Woman of the Year – Investment’ at the Professional Adviser Women in Finance awards 2021.