Anne K. Wade P’27

Chairman-Designate, Man Group plc
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Years of Service: 2022-2027

Anne Wade P’27 is a career investor who played pioneering roles in early impact investing. She is currently Chairman-Designate of Man Group plc, an alternative investment management firm, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee, and also is a non-executive director for Summit Materials. A partner with Leader’s Quest, Wade works with global CEOs and leadership teams on culture change, embedding values, and aligning profit with purpose.  In that capacity she assists in curating climate finance content for TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate climate solutions. From 2014 to 2017, she was co-director of BankingFutures, an initiative to help create a healthier banking system in the United Kingdom.

From 2005 to 2012, Wade was a Senior VP and Director of Capital International. She has served on the boards of John Laing plc, Holcim, Big Society Capital (the United Kingdom’s social investment bank), the Heron Foundation, and here in Maine, The Portland Stage Company. 

Wade graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in government and holds a master of science in international political economy from the London School of Economics. Her multigenerational ties to Bates date to her great-great-grandfather, George Colby Chase, Class of 1868, who was the college’s second president. She and her husband, James G. “Gil” Hagan, live in Cape Elizabeth. They have twin children, Sarah and Jack Hagan. Jack is a member of the class of ’27 having taken a gap year.