David Robins

David Robins 1 is Senior Independent Director of SVG Capital PLC and a Director of NHBS Limited and Seralux Inc. He is also a member of the advisory board of Millennium Associates AG. Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of ING Barings following 18 years with UBS, most recently as Executive Vice President Europe, having spent several years in Zurich, New York, and Tokyo. Prior to this, he was, in succession, a Japanese Economist at the Bank of England, an Executive in the Japanese department of James Capel, and then Far Eastern Economist and subsequently Chief International Economist at Philips & Drew. He began his career with the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney.

Appointed on 1 February 2011
Appointed as Chairman on 10 May 2012

Philip Kay

Philip Kay 1 is a former Managing Director and Senior advisor of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he ran the global Japanese cash equity business. He’s Director of three Asian hedge funds, the Akamatsu Fund and the Akamatsu Bonsai Fund, and the Counterpoint Asian Macro Fund, and of an unquoted UK company, Bio-bean Limited. He is a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. Previously, he was a Director of Schroder Securities Limited and of Smith New Court PLC.

Appointed on 29 October 2004
Appointed as Senior Independent Director on 24 May 2016

Sir Laurence Magnus

Sir Laurence Magnus 1 is a Senior Advisor to Evercore Partners, the US-listed corporate finance advisory business and Chairman of Historic England. He is Chairman of J.P Morgan Income and Capital Trust PLC, a Director of Pantheon International plc, a Director of Aggregated Micropower Holdings plc and a Director or trustee of a number of private companies and charities. Previously, he worked for Samuel Montagu & Co Limited (HSBC Investment Bank) in a corporate finance advisory capacity, including a number of years spent in Singapore with a responsibility in South East Asia. He was subsequently, in succession, a Director of Phoenix Securities, a Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, and a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston, before joining Lexicon Partners in 2001, initially as Deputy Chairman and afterwards as Chairman prior to its merger with Evercore in 2011.

Appointed on 1 October 2010
Appointed Chairman of Audit Committee on 12 May 2011

Mami Mizutori

Mami Mizutori 1 worked for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where her posts included Director of the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Embassy of Japan in London, and Director for Financial Affairs for the Foreign Ministry of Japan in Tokyo.

Ms. Mizutori is Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture, and acts as a special advisor in Japanese studies to the University of East Anglia.

Appointed on 17 November 2014

Dominic Ziegler

Dominic Ziegler 1 currently holds the post of Asia Editor at The Economist in London. Mr. Ziegler has over 25 years’ experience in top-flight journalism and commentary, with a special expertise in East Asian affairs — particularly Japan — having previously served as The Economist’s Tokyo Bureau Chief.

Appointed on 17 November 2014

1 Member of the Audit, Management Engagement and Nomination Committees