New PE head at Hermes

Rod Selkirk has been appointed head of private equity at Hermes Pensions Management. His appointment follows the retirement of his predecessor, Robert Padgett. Selkirk joins from Bridgepoint where he was managing director and a member of the executive and investment committees. He has over twenty years’ experience in private equity, starting his career with 3i before joining NatWest Equity Partners in 1990.

Tony Watson, CEO of Hermes, said: “I am delighted to welcome a highly-regarded and experienced professional to the Hermes team. He has shown the ability to create and deliver a vision in rapidly-evolving businesses, giving strong leadership and demonstrating exceptional team development skills.”