Gillian is UK head of intermediary solutions at Schroders, and has over 30 years’ experience working in financial services. She had an extensive career at Standard Life followed by consultancy positions with a range of platforms, asset managers, life companies and advisers. In 2016 she founded Discus, a business providing research, insight and educational content for advisers about the outsourced investment market and discretionary managers. Following an acquisition of the business by the Embark Group she continued to develop Discus, provided consultancy services for the launch of the Embark platform and was head of strategic partnerships. Gillian has an MA in English Literature and an MBA from the Open Business School. She is also a keen runner and reader.