Iain joined the Board as a non-executive Director in 2017 and became Chairman in 2020. Iain is also Chairman of Crest Nicholson Holdings plc and Genus plc. He was previously Chairman of Berendesn plc, Stobart Group Limited and Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Balfour Beatty plc. Until 2009 he was Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle. Prior to joining Tate & Lyle in 2003, he spent 26 years at Unilever in a succession of roles culminating in his appointment as senior vice president, corporate development. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry & Psychology from St Andrews University and has the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.
Shares held: 406,986
Mandy Clements (nee Pike) joined the Board in 2020. Until December 2019 Mandy was CEO of legal entities responsible for £300 billion of assets at Aberdeen Standard Investments, having worked at the group for 19 years. She also oversaw the dealing function globally for over 14 years and has held dealing roles at F&C Asset Management (Foreign and Colonial), Brewin Dolphin and BNP Capital Markets, having started her career at Grieveson Grant Stockbrokers in 1983.
Shares held: 11,339
Gordon joined the Board as a non-executive Director in 1997 and has considerable experience and knowledge of investment trusts. Gordon is Executive Chairman of WhiteStar Asset Management Europe, and non-executive director of Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust plc. He was previously Chief of Staff at Standard Life Aberdeen. Prior to this he was Head of Strategy and Corporate Activity at Aberdeen Standard Investments, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, Chief Executive of Intelli Corporate Finance and Finance and Business Development Director of Ivory & Sime.
Shares held: 197,009
Paul joined the Board as a non-executive Director in 2017. Until his retirement in December 2021, Paul Read co-lead Invesco’s Henley based fixed income team. He began his investment career in 1986 in investment banking fixed income sales and trading, first with UBS (Securities) Ltd and later with Merrill Lynch International. He holds a BA in Economics and History from the University of Toronto and also has an MBA from INSEAD.
Shares held: 540,000
Robbie Robertson joined the Board in 2020. During a 37 year career in investment trust broking, Robbie gained extensive experience of investment trust sales, research and corporate advisory services. He worked as an investment trust analyst for Laurence Prust and Wood Mackenzie, and then headed the investment companies teams at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and Canaccord Genuity. Robbie holds an M.A. in English Literature from Edinburgh University and an M.Litt from Oxford University.
Shares held: 30,000
Jean joined the Board as a non-executive Director in 2016. Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of Flood Re Limited and FBD Holdings plc and a director of RAC Pension Trustees Limited. Until December 2019 she was Chief Taxation Officer of Aviva and its predecessor companies, a role she had held since 1998. She is a Chartered Accountant and a former partner of EY LLP.
She holds a BComm and a MAcc from University College Dublin.
Shares held: 110,200
Sebastian is Troy’s Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for Troy’s Multi-Asset Strategy. He is the Senior Fund Manager for the Trojan Fund and Investment Manager to Personal Assets Trust. Sebastian is supported by Troy’s wider investment team.
Sebastian began his career in 1989 at Singer & Friedlander Investment Management. Joining Stanhope Investment Management (the management company for the GEC Pension Fund) in 1995, he jointly managed the £2 billion equity portfolio and the Fund’s asset allocation. He was appointed Director in 1999, and in 2000 he left to establish Troy. Gaining his BSc in Politics from Southampton University, Sebastian holds the ASIP qualification and is an Associate Member of the CFA Society of the UK.
Charlotte is the Assistant Fund Manager of Personal Assets Trust and the Trojan Fund and Fund Manager of the Trojan Ethical Fund.
Charlotte joined Troy in 2013 from Ruffer Investment Management, where she worked as an Investment Associate. Graduating from Cambridge with an MA in Modern Languages, Charlotte holds the CISI Diploma and is a CFA Charterholder.