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Friday people roundup

By on September 29, 2020

first_imgSource – Chief executive Ted Hood, who launched the company together with Peter Thompson in 2009, will be leaving the company at the end of March. In the interim period, Thompson, president at Source, will take over day-to-day operations while a search is initiated for a new chief executive. Separately, Jim Polisson has been appointed chief marketing officer. He joins from Russell ETFs, where he was chief executive. Before then, he served as global head of marketing at iShares. Pensioenfonds ING, Dutch regulator AFM, Northern Trust, SourcePensioenfonds ING – The €25bn Pensioenfonds ING has appointed Jos van Kleef as temporary chief executive. Van Kleef succeeds Corné van Nijhuis, who left the scheme in January after just nine months in the job. Van Kleef is a pensions adviser and an external trustee at the Personeelspensioenfonds Waterbouw. In 2011, he was strategic manager at the Pensioenfonds Volker Wessels and involved in the pension fund’s merger with the large industry-wide scheme for the building industry, BpfBouw. Before then, Van Kleef was director of the pensions bureau of BAM Group, as well as the Pensioenfonds Hollandse Beton Groep. AFM – Theodor Kockelkoren is to resign as a board member of Dutch communications watchdog. He said he wanted to continue his career in the public or private sector, after having worked at the AFM for 13 years. He is to resign from his office on 15 April, in order to prepare for a new career. However, he will remain involved in the development of AFM’s IT and information provision until mid-October. After the death of the AFM’s former chairman Ronald Gerritse, Kockelkoren acted as chairman until the appointment of Merel van Vroonhoven as Gerritse’s successor.Northern Trust – David Burnett has been appointed head of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services for the EMEA region. Burnett joined Northern Trust in 2011 as head of Relationship Management for the EMEA, following Northern Trust’s acquisition of Omnium LLC from Citadel.last_img read more

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Russi Taylor, Voice of Minnie Mouse, Dead at 75

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgRussi Taylor, the iconic voice of ‘Minnie Mouse’ since the mid-1980s has died, according to the Walt Disney Company.Taylor, 75, died Friday in Glendale, California of unknown causes, according to Disney.Taylor provided the character her voice for more than three decades, the company said. She also took part in hundreds of projects that included television, film and multiple theme parks.“Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world—a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend beloved by fans everywhere.”Taylor was originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1944 and wanted to work for Disney ever since she met its founder during a childhood trip to Disneyland.When asked how the magic came about, Taylor in an interview said:“At one point during our chat, he asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up, and I said, ‘I want to work for you!’ So he said, ‘Okay!’—and now I do,”Taylor was married to Wayne Allwine, who ironically was the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1977 until his passing in 2009. According to Disney representatives, they met in the mid-1980s and married in 1981.Taylor took on many other Disney voice roles in her career. Her voice was casted as Nurse Mouse from the 1990 animated tale “The Rescuers Down Under;” Donald Duck’s nephews Huey, Dewey and on shows such as “Kim Possible” and “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command,” the company said.She also voiced the characters of Martin Prince and the twins Sherri and Terri on “The Simpsons.”Taylor once said, “I never wanted to be famous. The characters I do are famous, and that’s fine for me.”R.I.P to a true icon.last_img read more

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