Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research (Square Mile) confirms two new board appointments with immediate effect. Tony Stenning and Steve Kenny join the board of Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research as Non-Executive Director and Executive Director respectively. Steve, who is Commercial Director at the firm, has also joined the board of Square Mile Investment Services.

In becoming board members, Tony and Steve will provide further expertise to support Square Mile’s growth ambitions. The business believes that strong and proper corporate governance is vitally important and these appointments will provide additional strength and depth to controls in this area, reflecting the continued success and expansion of the business. Both Tony and Steve bring a wealth of experience gained during the course of their careers across asset management distribution and executive management.

Tony Stenning has extensive investment industry experience drawn from a wide range of roles through a career spanning over 25 years. In October 2019, he was appointed Chairman of Link Fund Solutions, and also chairs its Risk and Value Assessment Committees. In addition, he is Chairman of The Investing and Savings Alliance (TISA), Chair of the IA Sectors Committee, a Non-Executive Director of Cately Lakeman May and a Senior Adviser to Neuberger Berman.

Until December 2016, Tony was a Managing Director at BlackRock where he spent 17 years holding various senior positions, most recently as Head of Retirement and Defined Contribution in EMEA. Prior to this, Tony led the firm’s UK retail business between 2009 and 2015. He was a member of the Leadership Committee and CEO of BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. Before joining BlackRock, Tony spent several years in private client fund management with a particular focus on collective investment schemes.

Steve Kenny joined Square Mile in April 2019 as Commercial Director and is responsible for distribution as well as helping to set the overall strategy for the growth of the business. Since assuming this role, Steve has been central to the delivery of key initiatives, including the launch of Square Mile’s ESG Integration Assessments and Responsible ratings as well as the development of the Fund Dashboard in partnership with FE Fundinfo.

Richard Romer-Lee, Square Mile’s Managing Director, said, “These two appointments mark a significant milestone in Square Mile’s growth, and we are very excited to welcome Tony and Steve to Square Mile’s boards. Both are highly regarded in the industry and between them they have considerable expertise and experience. They bring with them exceptional insight, energy and a commitment to delivering the continued growth of the business whilst ensuring it continues to have in place the robust governance structures required for the next chapter of its development. We are extremely pleased to have two board members of Tony and Steve’s calibre and we look forward to their invaluable contribution in setting the future direction of the company.”