Egon Zehnder International has reportedly lived up to the third word in its name, arriving at a shortlist of two offshore-based candidates for the consideration of BTIM’s board, whose chair Brian Scullin has also acted as CEO since Morris’ June departure.
BTIM would not comment yesterday, a spokesperson citing the release of its annual results at the end of this month. It is understood the business is keen to have a name to announce at its December annual general meeting.
Whether either of the two shortlisted candidates are expatriate Australians is not known. It is understood that several potential locally-based candidates, including displaced chief executives, have been spoken to regarding the position.
It is understood the BTIM board wants somebody with hands-on funds management experience to run the business.