Michaela Collet Jackson will join Columbia Threadneedle as head of distribution for Europe, Middle East and Africa, a spokeswoman confirmed.
The role is new and Ms. Jackson joins March 22.
She will lead the firm's regional sales and client service functions across institutional, insurance and wholesale. Ms. Jackson will report to Nick Ring, CEO EMEA, and will join the regional leadership team and primary governance bodies.
"Michaela is a results-focused leader who brings excellent experience in distribution strategy and execution, sales management and client relationship roles. She has an outstanding record of achieving growth through a highly effective combination of strategic direction, team leadership and client-focused organizational structure. Michaela joins Columbia Threadneedle at an exciting time – we have consistently strong investment performance, a broad array of strategies across all major asset classes and experience creating bespoke solutions for our clients," Mr. Ring said in a news release.
Columbia Threadneedle ran £385 billion ($495 billion) in assets under management as of Sept. 30.
Ms. Jackson was managing director, deputy chief operating officer EMEA distribution, the release said. Details on any replacement could not immediately be learned.