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Gillian Nott OBE - Chairman. Appointed November 1999 – Chairman June 2006. Gill Nott has a broad understanding of investment matters having worked earlier in her career for two large interantional companies. As a result of her work at Proshare and on the Board of Financial Services Authority, she has a particular interest in the needs and concerns of individual investors. Gill in a non-executive director of the Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust plc, BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc, Baronsmeand VCT 2 plc, Baronsmeand VCT 5 plc, Baronsmeand VCT 5 plc and JP Morgan Russian Securities plc. She is also deputy chairman of the Association of Investment Companies.
Sarah Bates Senior Independent Director. Appointed January 2004. Sarah Bates has more than 30 years' experience of investment and investment management businesses, gained through her past and current activities, as well as considerable technical knowledge of investment companies and understanding of the investment company sector. Sarah is a non-executive director of St James’s Place plc, New India Investment Trust plc, JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc, Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Development Securities PLC. Sarah is Chairman of the Stena (UK) Pension Fund, the Cancer Research UK Pension Fund Investment Committee and of the Rutley Russia Property Fund Limited as well as being a member of or advisor to a number of other investment committees or panels and a directorof the Association of Investment Companies.
Alan Barber Audit Committee Chairman. Appointed July 2007. Alan Barber is an experienced Chartered accountant and brings financial and corporate governance experience to the Board. He has also spent considerable time in the Far East and through this and his other directorships adds to the Boards experience in its key geographical areas. Alan Barber is non-executive chairman of Management Consultancy Group plc and a non-executive director of JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust plc and Impax Asian Environmental Markets plc. He previously worked for KPMG for 35 years; 25 years as a partner.
Diane Seymour-Williams Appointed June 2010. Diane Seymour-Williams adds to the Board some 30 years of investment experience, including the management of Asian equity portfolios and Asian asset management businesses at Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Asset Management.
Diane is currently Head of Client and Business Strategy at Lloyd George Management, an independent investment manager specialising in Asia and Global emerging markets equities. She is also a Director of LG China Fund PLC, LG Investment Company PLC, Lloyd George Management (Europe) Limited and non-executive director of Brooks Macdonald Group plc. Diane sits on the Investment Committee of Newnham College, Cambridge.
Dermot McMeekin Appointed May 2012. Dermot McMeekin brings over 20 years of on the ground country experience in Asia as well as a deep understanding of the key strategic issues surrounding the corporate growth agenda accross the region. Dermot in a non-executive Chairman of PMC Treasury Group, a financial boutique advisory firm with offices in London, New York & Hong Kong. He is non-executive chair of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, and Chairman of Governors at Westonbirt Schools.
All the Directors are members of the Audit and Management Engagement Committee and of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
As at May 2013.