Pendal Hires Boston-Based Global Chief Human Resources Officer, a Newly Created Role

20-Year Veteran Claudia Henderson Also Appointed to Firm’s Global Executive Committee

Pendal Group or Pendal announced that Claudia Henderson will join the firm in January as Global Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee.


“We are a people business. Our exceptional people and the relationships they build with our clients are central to our success. Our future strategy revolves around creating the best environment to attract, develop and retain talent. This newly created role reflects that commitment to our people and culture,” said Nick Good, Pendal Group CEO.

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Henderson brings over 20-years of global experience as a human resources executive. She will oversee the existing human resources teams in London and Sydney and will build out a team within the US.

Named one of Boston’s most impactful black women in 2021 by Get Konnected, Henderson joins Pendal from Boston Global Media Partners where she served as Chief People Officer and EVP, Strategic Communications and Organizational Design since 2018. Previously, she held senior Human Resources roles across pharmaceutical, hospital, financial services, technology and media industries at firms including J & J Pharmaceuticals, Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Boston, Fidelity and State Street.  With an MS in Urban Policy and Management from the New School for Social Research in New York, she also has a BA in Political Science and African American Studies from Bates College and is a Woodrow Wilson PPIA Fellow at the University of Michigan.

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“Pendal Group has had significant developments over the last few years including the introduction of our socially-responsible and impact investing brand, Regnan, and the more recent acquisition of value-oriented asset manager Thompson, Siegel and Walmsley (TSW). Claudia brings deep expertise in M&A integration, which is particularly relevant to us as we look to build a cohesive culture across all of the Pendal Group businesses – Pendal Australia, J O Hambro Capital Management, Regnan and TSW,” Good continued.

“Additionally, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are a key area of focus for us at Pendal and we are keen to have Claudia’s leadership on this important issue.”

“I am excited to be joining Pendal Group at such a pivotal time and look forward to working with senior leaders and employees globally to create a well-defined corporate culture that allows Pendal to attract and retain a high-performing team of professionals that supports the goals of both our firm and our clients,” said Claudia Henderson.

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