Sally Tennant is the founding partner of Acorn Capital Advisers, an experienced Non-Executive Director and a private banking expert.
As a trusted adviser to high net worth families, Sally is a Non-Executive Director at Waypoint Capital, a Non-Executive Director of Hargeaves Property Holdings Ltd, and Chair of the Martin’s Family Holdings Ltd’s Investment Committee.
Sally has a wealth of CEO experience and is expert at building high performance teams, developing and implementing growth strategies, putting in place robust investment frameworks and ensuring strong operating platforms. She was Chief Executive of Kleinwort Benson, Chief Executive of Lombard Odier (UK) Ltd, and Chief Executive of Schroders Private Banking. Her earlier career was in asset management at Gartmore plc, Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, and S G Warburg/Mercury Asset Management. Sally has also co-launched a hedge fund, Beaumont Capital, and has deep experience of dealing with multi-generational families and family businesses in a wide range of ways. She was Chair of Style Analytics, the investment portfolio analytics company, and a board member of Ledunfly SA. In addition, Sally was a Non-Executive Director of Fiorucci, the iconic fashion brand, and Vice Chair of the Paladin Capital Group Advisory Board.
Sally is a respected public speaker and opened the 13th Annual London Business School’s Women in Business Conference. Her charitable work includes Tommy’s the baby charity, where she is a Patron, and Guy’s & St Thomas’s Charity, where she is Vice Chair, a Trustee and Chairs the Childhood Obesity Programme. Sally was awarded on OBE in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List for her work in maternity services to research into miscarriages and stillbirths.