Chair of the Management Engagement Committee
Rita Dhut has over 25 years of varied investment experience having gained industry recognition and multiple awards during her Fund Management career. In 1994 she joined M&G Investment Management as a UK equity Fund Manager before being appointed Director of European Equities. In 2001 she joined Aviva Investors, was appointed Head of European Equities in 2004 and in 2006 became Head of UK & European Equity for value based investment responsible for over £6bn of equity funds. Whilst at Aviva Investors she was part of the London Leadership Team, directly supporting the UK CEO. Having maintained her investing responsibilities whilst overcoming a serious illness, Rita left Aviva Investors in 2012 to set up her own company, Practical Dialogue Ltd, to work with Investment Boards and Fund Managers on oversight and risk management of funds. Rita is now an active investor in, and advisor to early stage companies holding several Board positions. She is on the Investment committee for Newable’s range of Scale up funds investing in this area. She also is a Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan European Investment Trust plc.
Rita has pursued other personal interests close to her heart and is currently a Member of Council, Member of Investment and Audit committees for the Girls Day School Trust and a Trustee of the charity All Change. She is an associate of the CFA Institute and a graduate of City University, London.