Investment trade body The Investment Association (IA) has appointed Anisha Patel as head of communications and Hannah Marwood as head of government affairs.
Joining the association’s corporate affairs team, the pair will be tasked with boosting the asset management industry’s profile with consumers and policymakers, as well as helping to protect, promote and enhance its reputation. They will both report to corporate affairs director Emily Walch.
Patel will lead the IA’s comms strategy, which aims to help the industry better explain its story and why it matters to the man and woman on the street. She has previously managed media relations for Goldman Sachs’s asset management division, as well as spending seven years at Brunswick.
Marwood will be responsible for the Investment Association’s advocacy work, ensuring that politicians, policy makers and regulators better understand the asset management industry’s role. She joins from Teneo Blue Rubicon, where she was an associate director.
“I am delighted to welcome two such talented senior women to the IA,” Walch said. “As our industry gets used to life on the public square, we need to up our game on how we communicate to consumers in a way that showcases our relevance to their daily lives.
She added: “Hannah and Anisha will play a critical role in supporting me to shine a spotlight on the IA’s expertise, champion our member firms, and ensure the industry’s voice is better understood by the public, government and regulators.”
- Pictured, Anisha Patel