Independent non-executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors, member of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee and the Nomination Committee
Jonathan currently serves as a nonexecutive Director of Hansa Trust Plc. He is also Chairman of First Avenue Partners, an alternatives advisory boutique. Previously, Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then joined George M. Hill and Co. The firm was acquired by Wedd Durlacher Mordaunt and Co. where Jonathan became a partner in 1975. He was the senior dealing partner of the firm on its acquisition by Barclays Bank to form BZW in 1986. Jonathan developed BZW’s Fixed Income business prior to becoming chief executive of the Global Equities Business in 1991. In 1996 he became deputy Chairman of BZW and then vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998 on their acquisition of most of BZW’s businesses. Jonathan focused on the development of Credit Suisse’s Middle Eastern business, subsequently retiring from Credit Suisse in February 2007.
Independent non-executive Director of the Board, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, member of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee
Rudolf currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of RBR Capital Advisors AG, an independent investment advisor focusing on activist investing in Europe. Previously Rudolf served as Head of Research at Bank am Bellevue, an independent financial group domiciled in Zurich and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
Richard Fitzalan Howard
Independent non-executive Director, member of the Audit & Management Engagement Committee and the Nomination CommitteeRichard became Chairman of Stonehage Fleming Investment Management Ltd in 2010, having been CEO for the previous ten years. He joined Fleming Investment Management in 1975 and held a number of senior positions in London and New York. He also sits on the investment committees of the Dulverton Trust, Corpus Christi College Oxford, and the Sovereign Order of Malta.
Independent non-executive Director
Christopher founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from its former parent company JO Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and is non-executive director of a number of companies, including Augean plc, EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc, Goals Soccer Centres plc, Journey Group plc, Ten Entertainment Group plc and MJ Gleeson plc. Previously, Mr Mills was a director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.
Independent non-executive Director of the Board, Chair of the Audit and Management Engagement Committee
Kasia has over 25 years' experience in investment banking and private equity, in the UK, the U.S. and Europe, including with Hanover Investors – a specialist active equity turnaround firm, with Prospect Investment Management, the Sutton Company (now Sutton Trust), Credit Suisse First Boston and Goldman Sachs. She has served on numerous international boards and has undertaken various operating roles, typically CFO or CEO, in a broad range of business sectors from media through to oil and gas. Kasia currently is engaged in a number of private and active equity projects and also sits on the board of the Premier Energy and Water Trust PLC. Kasia holds a MSc degree in Engineering/ Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Stanford Business School.