Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine 1, 2, 3 is Non-Executive Chairman of Jones Lang La Salle Scotland, and has over 30 years’ experience in the field of commercial property development and investment. He’s also Chairman of Montanaro European Smaller Companies PLC, a Non-Executive Director of BlackRock North American Income Trust PLC, and a Director of Securities Trust of Scotland PLC.

Mr. Irvine is a former Chairman of Celtic Rugby, a past Chairman of the British and Irish Lions Limited, and a past President of the Scottish Rugby Union.

Appointed on 15 April 2010
Appointed as Chairman on 5 July 2016


Sharon Brown

Sharon Brown 1, 2, 3 was Finance Director of Dobbies Garden Centres Ltd between 1998 and 2013. She’s a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust PLC, and McColl’s Retail Group PLC.

Mrs. Brown previously held a senior financial position at John Menzies PLC, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Appointed on 15 April 2010
Appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee on 26 October 2010
Appointed as Senior Independent Director on 5 July 2016

Dean Buckley

Dean Buckley 1,2,3 is a Non-executive Director of JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust plc. He was previously Chief Executive Officer at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Prior to this appointment he held several positions at HSBC Bank plc, including Chief Executive Officer for HSBC Asset Management UK and Middle East and Chief Investment Officer for HSBC Asset Management, European equities, and held a number of senior fund manager positions at Prudential Portfolio Managers. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Appointed on 3 November 2015

Nigel Foster

Nigel Foster 1,2,3 has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a Director of Nigel Foster Consulting Limited. Prior to joining the Board, he was the Head of Trading & Liquidity Strategies Group for the EMEA region and Global Head of Derivatives at BlackRock. Previously, he was Chief Executive at E-Crossnet and set up and ran the pan-European equity crossing network for major institutions. He was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and a fund manager at Robert Fleming (now part of JP Morgan).

Appointed on 1 September 2015

Nicky McCabe

Nicky McCabe 3 is Fidelity’s Head of Investment Trusts for Fidelity International. She’s a Non-Executive Director of Romax Technology Limited and Delta Healthcare Shanghai, both Eight Road businesses, and a Director of FIL Investment Services (UK) Limited.

Prior to her current role, she was Chief Operating Officer of Eight Roads (previously Moonray Investors), a division of the FIL Ltd Group and Chief Operating Office for the investment management team, having joined Fidelity in 1999 as head of investment administration.

Ms. McCabe has wide experience in investments, having been responsible for all aspects of operational, systems and project support for the portfolio managers, analysts, and traders.

Prior to joining Fidelity, she spent six years at HSBC Asset Management, where she ran Performance Measurement, Institutional Marketing Support and Operations.

Ms. McCabe also spent two years at McKinsey and & Co. as a strategy consultant.

Appointed on 9 December 2004

All of the Directors are Non-Executive Directors and (with the exception of Ms McCabe) are independent.

1 Member of the Audit Committee
2 Member of the Management Engagement Committee
3 Member of the Nomination Committee