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Witan Pacific Investment Trust Plc

Witan Pacific Investment Trust Plc

Sector: Unit Investment Trusts, Face-Amount Certificate Offices, and Closed-End Management Investment Offices Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: WPC

Witan Pacific Investment Trust Plc is a Closed-End Investment Fund/Investment Trust. It provides financial services. It invests in financial, information technology, consumer discretionary, industrials, consumer staples, healthcare, energy, telecommunication services industry sectors. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, UK.


Gillian Nott OBE, Chairman
Appointed November 1999 – Chairman June 2006. Gill Nott is a director of Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust plc, Blackrock Smaller Companies Trust Plc, Baronsmead Aim VCT plc, Baronsmead VCT 2 plc, Baronsmead VCT 3 plc and JP Morgan Russian Securities plc. She is also a deputy chairman of the Association of Investment Companies. Gill is a former Director of Liverpool Victoria, the UK’s largest friendly society, from 1994 to 1999 was chief executive of ProShare, the organisation which promoted financial literacy and individual share ownership and was a director of the Financial Services Authority from 1998 to 2004.
Sarah Bates, Chairman
Sarah Bates is a non-executive director of St James’s Place plc, New India Investment Trust plc, JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc, Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Development Securities PLC. Sarah is Chairman of the Association of Investment Companies, the Stena (UK) Pension Fund, the Cancer Research UK Pension Fund Investment Committee and of the Rutley Russia Property Fund Limited as well as being a member of or advisor to a number of other investment committees or panels.
Alan Barber, Audit Committee Chairman
Appointed July 2007. Alan Barber is executive chairman of Management Consultancy Group plc and a non executive director of JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust plc and Impax Asian Environmental Markets plc. He was previously a non-executive director of Teather & Greenwood Holdings plc and plc and worked for KPMG for 35 years; 25 years as a partner.
Diane Seymour-Williams, Board Member
Appointed June 2010. Diane Seymour-Williams has some 30 years of investment experience, including the managing of Asian equity portfolios. Currently Head of Client and Business Strategy at Lloyd George Management, an independent investment manager specialising in Asia and Global emerging markets equities. She is also a Director of LG Chine Fund PLC, LG Investment Company PLC, Lloyd George Management (Europe) Limited, Lloyd George Management (BVI) Limited, Brooks Macdonald Group plc and Calculus Capital Limited and sits on the Investment Committee of Newnham College, Cambridge. Diane previously held a number of senior positions during her 23 years at Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Asset Management including Head of Asian Equities and CEO and CIO Asia, based in Singapore.
Dermot McMeekin , Board Member
Appointed May 2012. Dermot McMeekin is Chairman of PMC Treasury Group, a financial boutique advisory firm with offices in London, New York & Hong Kong. He is Vice Chair (elect) of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, & Chairman of Governors at Westonbirt Schools. He started his career in Lincoln's Inn at Trower Still & Keeling (now Trowers & Hamlins), leaving as a partner in 1980 to attend Harvard Business School. In 1982, he joined the international management consultancy Arthur D Little in Boston, moving to Singapore in 1986 as Regional President. In 1993, he joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as Managing Partner of the Asia Strategy business.

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