Directors

Martin
Shenfield

Non-Executive Chairman
Martin has over 35 years’ experience in the asset management industry which includes managing both institutional and retail funds and overseeing global asset allocation, as well as holding several senior management positions. He is currently managing director of strategy at TS Lombard as well as acting as a general adviser to various family offices and funds. Mr Shenfield has extensive experience of and expertise in the Asia Pacific and broader Emerging Markets capital markets. He is a specialist in Asia Pacific macroeconomics and is also well versed in the analysis of Asia Pacific sectors and companies. Mr Shenfield holds an MA in Classics and History from Cambridge University. He was until September 2019 a director of Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust plc and is currently a non-executive director of the JPMorgan Japan Small Cap Growth & Income Plc.

Howard
Pearce

Non-Executive Director
and Audit Committee Chair
Howard has over 30 years’ experience in the financial investment sector, in both non-executive and executive roles. He is the founder of HowESG Limited, a specialist environmental asset stewardship and governance consultancy business, Chair of the Columbia Threadneedle Global Asset Management Responsible Investment Advisory Council (which covers emerging market equities) and non-executive director and Chair of the audit committee of Menhaden Resource Efficiency PLC. Previously he was Chair of the Pension Boards (the audit committees) of Avon and Wiltshire Pension Funds, Chair of the audit committee of a UK port authority, Chair of the investment and audit committees of a UK health charity and non-executive board member of Response Global Media Limited. Earlier in his career he was Head of the Environment Agency Pension Fund (and member of its investment committee) with responsibility for advising asset allocation and selecting external asset managers including emerging markets.

Tanit
Curry

Non-Executive Director
Tanit was formerly a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, with a record of running successful Asian Equities businesses in both Asia and Europe. Tanit was a stockbroker who specialised in Asian equities and capital markets, having advised professional fund managers and corporates in their investments and international fund raising efforts for over 30 years. She is a non-executive director of Nursery Book Ltd, an award winning B2B education software company, is a private investor in early stage businesses in the UK and Chinese equity markets and is a strategic adviser to Noodle Factory, an AI-powered learner engagement conversation technology company in Singapore. Until 2019, Tanit was an Advisory Board member of the Master of Finance, Imperial College Business School.
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Andrew Watkins
Chairman

Andrew Watkins

Chairman

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the investment companies sector in senior sales and client relations positions with Robert Fleming, Jupiter and Invesco Perpetual, retiring from full-time employment in June 2017. He is a current non-executive director of BMO UK High Income Trust plc, Chelverton UK Dividend Trust plc, Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust plc and Consistent Unit Trust Management Company Limited.
Dr. Jerome Booth
Chair Of The Nomination Committee

Dr. Jerome Booth

Chair Of The Nomination Committee

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the investment companies sector in senior sales and client relations positions with Robert Fleming, Jupiter and Invesco Perpetual, retiring from full-time employment in June 2017. He is a current non-executive director of BMO UK High Income Trust plc, Chelverton UK Dividend Trust plc, Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust plc and Consistent Unit Trust Management Company Limited.
Jamie Skinner
Chair Of The Audit Committee

Jamie Skinner

Chair Of The Audit Committee

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the investment companies sector in senior sales and client relations positions with Robert Fleming, Jupiter and Invesco Perpetual, retiring from full-time employment in June 2017. He is a current non-executive director of BMO UK High Income Trust plc, Chelverton UK Dividend Trust plc, Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust plc and Consistent Unit Trust Management Company Limited.

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