Directors

Biographies

Andrew Chapman
Independent non-executive Chairman

Andrew holds both a BA and an MPhil in Economic & Social History. He began his career in 1978 as a UK equity fund manager.

In 1984, Andrew was appointed to the in-house investment management team at the British Aerospace Pension Fund, where he had responsibility for directly investing in a number of listed markets. In 1991, Andrew took the position of Investment Manager at United Assurance plc, where he was responsible for asset allocation and leading a team of in-house fund managers managing approximately £12 billion in assets. Andrew was subsequently a director of Teather & Greenwood Investment Management Limited, before joining Hewitt Associates as a Senior Consultant. From 1994 until 2003, Andrew was also a non-executive director of the Hambros Smaller Asian Companies Investment Trust plc (which subsequently became The Asian Technology Trust plc).

In 2003, Andrew was appointed as the first in-house Pension Investment Manager for the John Lewis Partnership, with responsibility for John Lewis’ overall investment strategy as well as the performance of 27 external fund managers across all asset classes. He retired from that role in 2012.

Although Andrew’s main focus now is working part-time as the Chief Investment Officer for The Health Foundation, he has developed a portfolio of roles, including being a member of the investment committees of: The Pensions Trust; Homerton College, University of Cambridge; Coller Capital; and the Property Charities Fund. He is also a non-executive director of Steadfast International Limited.

Andrew served for several years on the Investment Council of the National Association of Pension Funds and was Chair of the Advisory Board for the Pension Fund Investment Forum. He is currently Chair of the BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust.

Ian Burns
Independent non-executive Director

Ian is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

He is the founder and an executive director of Via Executive Limited, a specialist management consulting company, and the Managing Director of Regent Mercantile Holdings Limited, a privately owned investment company.

Ian is currently a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of two UK listed companies, Phaunos Timber Fund Limited and Twenty Four Income Fund Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Azincourt Uranium Inc and Montreux Capital Corp, both of which are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange,Darwin Property Investment Management (Guernsey) Limited, Curlew Capital Guernsey Limited, and Premier Asset Management (Guernsey) Limited. Until recently, Ian was the Finance Director of the AIM listed company, Polo Resources Limited.

 

Trudi Clark
Independent non-executive Director

Trudi graduated with a first class honours degree in business studies and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Trudi spent 10 years working in chartered accountancy practices in the UK and Guernsey. In 1991, she joined the Bank of Bermuda to head their European internal audit function before moving into private banking in 1993.

Between 1995 and 2005,Trudi worked for Schroders (C.I.) Limited, an offshore private bank and investment manager. She was appointed to the position of Banking Director in 2000 and Managing Director in 2003. In 2006,Trudi left Schroders to establish and run a private family office.

In July 2009, Trudi established the Guernsey practice of David Rubin & Partners LLP, an internationally known insolvency and liquidation specialist.

Trudi holds several non-executive directorships in private equity funds and, in February 2014, she was also appointed to the board of F & C Commercial Property Trust Limited, which is a UK listed fund.

Mark Hodgson
Non-executive Director

Mark has over 25 years’ financial services experience, with an extensive banking background having spent over 20 years with HSBC where he gained an in-depth knowledge of credit, financial markets and complex lending structures.

Prior to 2006, Mark was Regional Director for HSBC Invoice Finance (UK) Limited, where he was responsible for running the receivables finance business. In 2006, Mark moved to Jersey to head up HSBC’s Commercial Centre, having full operational responsibility for credit and lending within the jurisdiction.

In 2008, Mark moved to Capita Fiduciary Group as Managing Director of Offshore Registration, a regulated role in which he had responsibility for Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. Mark also took on the regulated role of Managing Director of Capita Financial Administrators (Jersey) Limited, together with directorships of regulated and unregulated funds.

In April 2014, Mark joined Carne Global Financial Services (C.I.) Limited as Managing Director.