Witan Board Of Directors

H M Henderson
Chairman (A), (C), (D)

Appointed a director in 1988, Harry Henderson became Chairman in March 2003. He was formerly a partner of Cazenove & Co. and subsequently a senior executive at Cazenove Group plc, retiring in 2002. Mr Henderson is Chairman of Witan Investment Services Limited. He is also a director of Cadogan Settled Estates Limited.

A L C Bell MA

Chief Executive Officer (D)

Andrew Bell was appointed a director and Chief Executive Officer from February 2010. He is responsible for the overall management of Witan. Previously he worked at Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management Limited as Head of Research and as an equity strategist and Co-Head of the Investment Trusts team at BZW and Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to the City, he worked for Shell in Oman, leaving to take a Sloan Fellowship at the London Business School. He is a non-executive director of Henderson High Income Trust plc, Chairman of Gabelli Value Plus+ Trust plc and was Chairman of the Association of Investment Companies until January 2015.

R W Boyle MA, FCA

Chairman of the Audit Committee (A), (B), (D)

Robert Boyle was appointed a director in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was responsible for multi-national client accounts, specialising in the telecoms and media sectors: he was chairman of the PWC European Entertainment and Media Practice for twelve years, retiring in 2006. He is a non-executive director, and chairman of the audit committee, of Maxis Berhad (in Malaysia) and Centaur Media plc.

M C Claydon BA, MBA

Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee (A), (B), (C), (D)

Catherine Claydon joined the Board in 2009. Previously she was a Managing Director in the Pension Advisory Group at Goldman Sachs (1992-2007) and Lehman Brothers (2007- 2008). She is a non-executive director of the Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust. She is Deputy Chairman of the BT Pension Scheme, a director of the Barclays UK Pension Fund and an independent member of Unilever UK Pension Fund’s Investment Committee.

S E G A Neubert LLM

Director (A), (D)

Suzy Neubert joined the Board in 2012. She is Sales & Marketing Director at J O Hambro Capital Management, which she joined in March 2006. She was previously Managing Director of Equity Markets within the Global Markets and Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch Securities in London. From 1993, she worked at Smith New Court Europe (later taken over by Merrill Lynch) as a European equity analyst and later as Director of European Equity Sales. Prior to Smith New Court, she worked at Hambros Bank as an Executive in the Corporate Finance division. She is a qualified barrister.

R J Oldfield BA

Director (A), (C)

Richard Oldfield joined the Board in 2011. He is chairman of Oldfield Partners, an investment management firm. He was chairman of the Oxford University investment committee from 2007 to 2014 and of Keystone Investment Trust plc from 2001 to 2010. He is a trustee of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Canterbury Cathedral Trust and Clore Duffield Foundation, and, with effect from June 2016, a director of Shepard Neame Limited.

B C Rogoff MA

Director (A)

Ben Rogoff was appointed a director in October 2016.  He has been Portfolio Manager of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc since 2006 and is also joint manager of Polar Capital Global Technology Fund.  He has been a technology specialist for 19 years having begun his career in fund management at CMI, as a global technology analyst. He moved to Aberdeen Fund Managers in 1998 where he spent four years as a senior technology manager prior to joining Polar Capital in May 2003.

A Watson CBE, BSc (Econ), ASIP, Barrister-at-Law, FCISI (Hons), D.Sc. (Hons)

Senior Independent Director (A), (B), (D)

Tony Watson was appointed a director in 2006. He was appointed Senior Independent Director in February 2008. He is the Senior Independent Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He was formerly chairman of the Trustees of the Marks & Spencer Pension Scheme, chairman of the Strategic Investment Board Limited (Northern Ireland), a member of the Financial Reporting Council, a non-executive director of Hammerson plc, Vodafone Group Plc and the Shareholder Executive. Mr Watson retired in 2006 from an executive career in the investment management industry, most recently as Chief Executive of Hermes Fund Managers Limited.

As at 01.10.2016


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