Stephanie was appointed Chief Financial Officer on joining the Board in June 2019. She is a highly experienced financial services practitioner with significant sector knowledge, both technical and commercial. She brings experience of working with boards and management teams of financial institutions in respect of financial and commercial management, reporting, risk and control frameworks and regulatory requirements. She is also our representative director on the board of Phoenix Group Holdings plc.
Before joining abrdn, Stephanie was a partner at PwC, leading the financial services assurance practice and a member of the Assurance Executive. Her responsibilities included client growth and services, product development, operations and quality assurance across the UK business.
During her career, she has specialised in the financial services sector working with organisations across asset management, insurance and banking, with national and international operations.
Stephanie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and served as the Chair of the Audit Committee. She is an associate of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Edinburgh.