Northern Trust has hired Katharine Morris as the new head of sales of its UK global fund services unit.

As sales head, Morris will be tasked with providing UK-domiciled investment managers investment operations outsourcing, fund administration and asset servicing solutions.

She will be based in London and report to Northern Trust EMEA asset servicing business head of sales, Douglas Gee.

Morris, who has nearly two decades of experience in the financial services sector, most recently served as the head of UK sales at HSBC Securities Servicing.

She, previously, also worked for more than a decade at State Street holding several roles such as global relationship manager.

Northern Trust head of global fund services for the UK Laurence Everitt said: “We are pleased to welcome Katharine to Northern Trust.

“Her experience working with some of the UK’s most sophisticated asset managers will be valuable as we continue to grow our Global Funds Services business in the region working closely with prospective clients to tailor solutions that meet their specific needs.”