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Donna Gumbleton
UK Head of Real Assets

As the Head of Real Assets for the UK, Donna is responsible for the delivery of fund administration and corporate services to a portfolio of real asset clients, incorporating real estate, infrastructure, and fund of funds.

Donna also plays a key role in the ongoing growth of the Group’s real estate and infrastructure offerings.

Background and experience

Prior to joining the Aztec Group, Donna held various positions within the Real Estate and Infrastructure Operations Team at Columbia Threadneedle Investments (CTI) for nearly 17 years. Donna’s latest position was Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure Operations. Here, she was responsible for leading a team of c40 individuals providing the ongoing end-to-end specialist operational support to the c£10bn of AUM across the UK Real Assets business.

One of the many projects Donna successfully led during her tenure was the operational launch and integration of CTI’s inaugural infrastructure fund, helping to expand the UK’s Real Assets business.

Qualifications and professional affiliations

  • Qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA)
  • Member of CIMA and AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

Outside of the office

Outside of the office Donna likes to spend time with her family and friends and has a love for travelling and planning exotic holidays.

A few years ago, Donna volunteered at a primate sanctuary in Cameroon and spent nearly two months caring for orphaned chimpanzees and gorillas – she marks this as one of the best experiences of her life to date.

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