Edmond Warner was appointed on 27 November 2008. He is Chairman of UK Athletics, the sport's national governing body, and online derivatives exchange LMAX. He has been a top ranked investment strategist in the surveys of institutional investors, and a leading commentator on financial and business matters in both the press and broadcast media. He is also the Chairman of BlackRock Commodities Income Investment Trust Plc and Grant Thornton UK LLP, and a non-executive director of Clarkson PLC.
Alastair Barbour was appointed on 1 April 2011. He is a chartered accountant and was formerly a partner of KPMG and has specialised in financial services with extensive experience in advising on accounting, financial reporting and corporate governance. He is also a non-executive director of RSA Insurance Group plc, Phoenix Group Holdings PLC, Liontrust Asset Management PLC and CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd and, overseas, a non-executive director of The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited.
Alan Devine was appointed on 28 May 2014. He holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland, with a wide background of knowledge and some 40 years' experience in both commercial and investment banking. Alan has recently retired from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) where he had been CEO of RBS Shipping Group and a non-executive director of Cairn Capital Ltd, an asset management company in which RBS held a significant shareholding.
Christina McComb was appointed on 29 January 2013. Christina has a background in Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment, having spend much of her career at leading private equity firm 3i Group plc. She is currently Chairman of OneFamily Mutual Assurance and a non-executive director of Baronsmead Venture Trust PLC and Nexeon Ltd. Christina is also Senior Independent Director of the British Business Bank, the government owned development bank supporting access to finance for UK SMEs.
Diane is a non-executive Director of Witan Pacific Investment Trust PLC (appointed in 2010) and Brooks Macdonald Group PLC (appointed 2011), where she has also chaired the Remuneration Committee since 2012. She will also become Chairman of Neptune-Calculus Income and Growth VCT PLC on 22 June 2017.
* Edmond Warner is Chairman of the Management Engagement and Nominations Committees.
** Alastair Barbour is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
*** Christina McComb is the Senior Independent Director.
All of the directors are members of the Audit, Management Engagement and Nominations Committees.