Global Diversity and Inclusion Council

Shona Spence

Chief Administrative Officer, BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited

Shona Spence is the Chief Administrative Officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited, the global (except U.S. and APAC) distributor of the investment skills of BNY Mellon Investment Management, and a director of BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited, an entity authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. In this role, she has primary responsibility for BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited's day-to-day operations and shared service relationships.

Prior to assuming her current role in 2010, Shona was Chief Financial Officer for Asset Management International with responsibility for the business's global finance functions, including operations in Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.

In addition to various Investment Management EMEA committees, Shona serves on BNY Mellon's EMEA Operating Committee and the European Diversity and Inclusion Council. Shona has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Following qualification with Deloitte & Touche, she worked for SG Warburg, Mercury Asset Management and HSBC Asset Management, where she was Global Head of Finance, prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2001.

Shona earned a bachelor's degree in Immunology and Microbiology from London University.