Invesco has announced that James I. Robertson will relinquish his duties as senior managing director and head of EMEA (which includes the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East) due to health reasons, and will retire on December 31, 2013. In an 8-K document filed with the SEC, Invesco signals that it expects Mr. Robertson will leave the Board of Directors of the company at or before his current term expires in May 2013. Mr. Robertson will work with his successor, G. Mark Armour, to ensure a smooth transition in leadership of the Company's EMEA business.
Mr. Armour has been an executive with Invesco since September 2002 when he joined Invesco as the chief executive officer of Invesco Australia. Mr. Armour also served as the head of sales and service for Invesco's institutional operations. Mr. Armour has served as a senior managing director and head of Invesco Institutional since January 2007. He was Chief Investment Officer for ANZ Investments and Chief Executive Officer of the National Mutual/AXA Australia Group from 1998 to 2000.