New Year gongs to Aberdeen’s Richards and Allianz CEO Corley

Aberdeen Asset Management chief investment officer Anne Richards and Allianz Global Investors chief executive Elizabeth Corley have been given CBEs in the 2015 New Year Honours list released today.

Standard Life Investments global strategy head Andrew Milligan and Citizens Advice chief executive Gillian Guy have also been awarded gongs.

Aberdeen CIO Richards was bestowed with Commander of the British Empire for her work at the asset management firm and for voluntary service.

Richards, who is already a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, has been Aberdeen CIO since 2003 when her firm Edinburgh Fund Managers was acquired by Aberdeen. 

She previously worked at Alliance Capital, JP Morgan Asset Management and Mercury Asset Management.

Allianz CEO Corley was given her CBE for services to finance.

Corley became chief executive in 2012 after joining Allianz in 2005 to head the European business. Prior to that she was at Merrill Lynch for 11 years where she was managing director and head of EMEA.

SLI’s global strategy head Milligan was made an Officer of the British Empire for his work as director of Innovate UK and services to the UK economy.

He is no longer a board member of the public industry support organisation.

Milligan has been in his SLI role since 2000 when he joined from Morley Fund Management where he was director.

Citizens Advice CEO Guy has been awarded a CBE for services to consumers.

Guy has headed up Citizens Advice, which is to lead the face-to-face aspect of the Government’s new pensions guidance service, since 2010.

She joined from charity Victim Support, where she was chief executive. Prior to that she spent 11 years as chief executive of the London Borough of Ealing.

Treasury director Alison Cottrell was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath for services to financial services consumers.

In 2012, former FSA chief executive Hector Sants was knighted, prompting outrage from advisers who pointed out his tenure included the 2008 financial crisis.