The Board

The Board of Directors of the Trust comprises a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and four Non-Executive Directors. None of the Directors are employees. An individual Director may also be a member of one or more board committees, the Terms of Reference for which can be downloaded below.


Lord Smith of Kelvin

Robert Smith Lord Smith has broad experience of the corporate and financial sectors. He is currently Chairman of UK Green Investment Bank plc, Forth Ports Limited and IMI plc. He has previously been Chairman of The Weir Group plc and of SSE plc ...

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Deputy Chairman

Gregor Stewart

Gregor Stewart Gregor Stewart is currently a professional adviser to international financial services groups. Previously, he was Finance Director for the Insurance Division of Lloyds Banking Group PLC from 2009 to 2012 and a member of Lloyds Banking Group's ...

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Non-Executive Directors

Anthony Brooke

Anthony BrookeAnthony has a BA in Natural Sciences from Christ’s College, Cambridge and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Anthony is currently a Non-Executive Director of Quintessentially UK and the specialist fund ...

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Chris Samuel

Chris SamuelChris Samuel graduated from Oxford with an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Chris was Chief Executive of Ignis Asset Management from 2009 until its sale in 2014 to Standard Life Investments....

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Karl Sternberg

Karl SternbergKarl Sternberg was a founding partner of Oxford Investment Partners where he worked from 2006 to 2013. Prior to that Karl enjoyed a career in fund management at Deutsche Asset Management latterly as Global Head of Equities and Chief Investment Officer for Europe and Asia Pacific. ...

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Clare Dobie

Karl SternbergClare is currently a non-executive director of Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC, F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust PLC and Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund PLC. Clare has had a successful career in marketing and client service in asset management companies, most recently running her own marketing consultancy for ten years until 2015....

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