Man Group names next CEO as Ellis announces retirement
Man Group CEO Luke Ellis has announced his intention to retire with Robyn Grew, currently president of the group and a member of the company's Senior Executive Committee, set to succeed him. Based in the US, Grew has spent the past 14 years at Man Group.
During her time with the business, Grew has managed the solutions business, overseen trading and execution as well as acted as group COO, head of ESG and general counsel. Her wide-ranging responsibilities, spanning from investment divisions, risk and technology to legal, infrastructure and operations, have provided her with broad experience and a deep understanding of the business.
Grew oversaw the reorganisation of Man Group's corporate structure in 2019 to better align it with the global footprint of the business and also spearheaded the firm's diversity programme, Drive.
Before joining the firm in 2009, Grew held senior positions at investment banks Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers as well as at LIFFE, the largest futures and options exchange in London – since renamed the ICE Futures Europe. These roles saw her based for periods of time in New York, London and Tokyo giving her broad, global experience.
Grew will take over from Ellis as CEO as of 1 September 2023, at which time she will also join the Man Group Board as an executive director. While she will relocate to the UK following her appointment, she will continue to spend a substantial proportion of her time in the US, given the firm's presence there. Ellis will continue as CEO and remain an executive director of the company in the interim to ensure an orderly transition and oversight of the company's 2023 interim results.