Our leadership team
Richard Watts oversees Columbia Threadneedle’s investment function in EMEA, working as part of our global investment team and building on our strong established approach and capabilities. He has worked in financial services since 1997 and has a range of investment experience including within fixed income and solutions.
Richard is also Global Head of Solutions for Columbia Threadneedle with responsibility for our LDI, fiduciary and other solutions capabilities.
David Logan is Head of EMEA and Global Business Operations at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In this role, he coordinates and has general oversight of EMEA activities, including serving as business lead for regulatory engagement. He also sets and drives regional priorities in collaboration with Columbia Threadneedle’s Global Executive Group and regional staff function heads. He joined the company in November 2021 following the acquisition of BMO’s EMEA asset management business.
Previously, David was Global Chief Operating Officer at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, responsible for ensuring operational teams and processes consistently deliver within the context of our business, risk management and client service goals. Prior to this, David worked as Head of Distribution for BMO Global Asset Management. He was appointed to this role in 2016, having been Chief Operating Officer of BMO GAM in EMEA since 2014. David was made Chief Financial Officer of F&C Asset Management plc in 2006 and was instrumental in the company’s acquisition by BMO Financial Group, and subsequent integration. David spent 12 years prior in the accounting profession, including four years as a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and three years as a partner at Andersen. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1994. David holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.
Michaela Collet Jackson is responsible for our client business as well as driving our commercial growth across all products and client segments in EMEA. She joined the company in 2021 and is also jointly responsible for marketing across the region. Michaela has nearly 20 years’ experience in the asset management industry, having held a variety of client and sales roles.