Robert Kyprianou

Chairman of the Board

Appointed to the Board and as Chairman on 7 June 2013.

Robert is a director of Eurobank Cyprus Ltd and an independent director of Pimco Europe. Robert was formerly the CEO of Axa Framlington until his retirement in September 2009. Previous appointments include independent non-executive director of Gartmore Group Limited and Aviva Investors, Global Head of Fixed Income, and later Deputy CEO and Global Head of Securities at AXA Investment Managers SA; Business Head and Global Head of Fixed Income at ABN AMRO Asset Management Ltd, Head of Portfolio Management at Salomon Brothers Asset Management Ltd. Robert is a member of both the Management Engagement and Audit Committees.

    Joanne Elliott


    Appointed to the Board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee on 7 June 2013.

    Joanne is currently CFO of the property team at Thames River Capital and has been the finance manager for TR Property Investment Trust plc since 1995. Joanne previously held the position of Director of Property, Finance and Operations Europe at Henderson Global Investors. Previously she was Corporate Finance Manager with London and Edinburgh Trust plc and prior to that was an investment/treasury analyst with Heron Corporation plc. Joanne is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Management Engagement Committee.

      Katrina Hart


      Appointed to the Board and as Chairman of the Management Engagement Committee on 7 June 2013.

      Katrina is a non-executive director of Premier Miton Group plc, an AIM-listed fund manager. She is also a non-executive director of Keystone Investment Trust plc, BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust plc and AEW UK REIT plc, a real estate investment company listed on the main market. Katrina spent her executive career in investment banking, advising, analysing and commentating on a broad range of businesses. Initially working in corporate finance at ING Barings and Hawkpoint Partners, Katrina then moved into equities research at HSBC, covering the General Financials sector. Latterly, she headed up the Financials research teams at Bridgewell Group plc and Canaccord Genuity, specialising in fund and asset managers. Katrina is Chairman of the Management Engagement Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

        Simon Cordery

        Independent Non-executive Director

        Appointed to the Board on 1 July 2019.

        Simon has almost 40 years’ experience working within financial services of which nearly 30 years have been focused on the wealth management industry. Most recently he was Head of Investor Relations and Sales at BMO Global Asset Management (formerly F&C Asset Management), where he spent almost 25 years in senior roles, and previously he held roles with Invesco Fund Managers, Jefferies & Co, Kleinwort Benson Securities and Rea Bros Merchant Bank. Simon has considerable and detailed knowledge of the investment trust industry and remains actively involved with the Association of Investment Companies and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

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