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3173 Limited (“3173”) a leading UK pension governance, advisory, investment and technology group which includes the Dalriada Trustees, Spence & Partners and Mantle businesses, has appointed leading corporate solicitor Fiona McGowan as General Counsel.

In this role, Fiona will be responsible for working as part of the senior executive team and with the Group Board on effective risk management, with oversight of risk controls and compliance. She will also work with senior executives on calibrating 3173’s response to the complex and changing legal and regulatory landscape and support the high standards of governance and decision-making across all group companies and operations.

Fiona brings more than 30 years of experience as a solicitor, most recently serving as Head of Legal for abrdn PLC. Fiona was Head of Legal for Standard Life Investments and supported its merger with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. Prior to this, Fiona worked as Head of Legal for Ignis Asset Management and began her legal career as a solicitor in private practice in Glasgow.

Bill Galvin, CEO of 3173 Group, comments: “Fiona will be an outstanding addition to our executive team. She joins at an exciting time for the 3173 Group businesses: Dalriada, Spence and Mantle. We are seeing an increasing demand from corporate sponsors for informed and effective trusteeship and for efficient and integrated pension scheme administration. Fiona will help ensure our clients, our members and our businesses continue to benefit from our drive for higher standards as we focus on driving down the costs of delivering quality outcomes for pension scheme members.”

Fiona McGowan, General Counsel of 3173 Group, said: “I’m excited to join a group with such a broad range of market-leading services, exceptional talent and innovative tools. I’m looking forward to supporting the leadership teams of Dalriada, Mantle and Spence & Partners with legal and regulatory advice to ensure the firm continues to have the highest standards of governance.”