Mrs. Annette has been a director since 2018. From April 2018 until April 2019, she served as Senior Advisor to Allianz Global Investors (U.K.) Ltd., where she was non-executive Vice Chair from March 2016 until March 2018 and global Chief Executive Officer from January 2012 to February 2016. She joined the company in 2005 as European CEO. Prior to joining Allianz, Mrs. Annette spent eleven years working at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management) during which she became Managing Director and Head of the EMEA Asia Pacific Mutual Fund Business. Mrs. Mea previously served two terms as Chairwoman of the Forum of European Asset Managers. She served on the board of the Financial Reporting Council for six years until March 2017. She has been a trustee of the British Museum since 2016. She is a director on the Boards of Pearson plc and BAE Systems plc. Mrs. Annette is a member of the FICC Markets Standards Board, which she previously set up and chaired. She is an Advisory Council member for the AQR Institute of Asset Management at London Business School. In 2016, Mrs. Annette was elected to the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute and is a fellow of the U.K. Society of Investment Professionals. She is a member of the Committee of 200, a membership organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. As well as being a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Mrs. Annette is a writer and has had five crime thrillers published. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies. She was awarded a CBE in 2015. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the London Institute of Banking and Finance.