Objective of Dunedin Income and Growth Trust Plc
"The Company's investment objective is to achieve growth of income and capital from a portfolio invested mainly in companies listed or quoted in the United Kingdom.
" About Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is an international investment management group, managing assets for both retail and institutional clients from offices around the world. Listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991, the group had over £184.4 billion under management as at 29 February 2012. Our headquarters are in Aberdeen, but we place our people near the companies and markets in which they invest. Today we have staff based in 23 countries.
Rory Macnamara, Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Rory Macnamara qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked in merchant banking with Morgan Grenfell for 17 years (during which time it was acquired by Deutsche Bank AG). He was a Director in Corporate Finance, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and Vice Chairman of Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited. In 1999, he joined Lehman Brothers, where he was a Managing Director in UK Investment Banking until 2001. He now acts as a consultant to a number of companies and is currently Chairman of Izodia PLC, Essenden plc and Carpathian PLC and a director of Augean PLC, Mears Group PLC and Sportingbet Plc.
John Carson, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr John Carson is a former partner of Baillie Gifford & Co, an independent firm of Investment Managers, where he headed the department responsible for client servicing and marketing. He is a chartered accountant and prior to joining Baillie Gifford was a partner in Arthur Young (which subsequently merged to become Ernst & Young). Current Directorships: Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of BG); Baillie Gifford Life Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of BG); M D Hamilton Farms Ltd (subsidiary of H D H Wills 1965 Charitable Trust); Camphill Blairdrummond Trust Ltd (charity providing care for special needs adults in Stirlingshire) and Lanthorne Construction Ltd. Trusteeships: Chairman: H D H Wills 1965 Charitable Trust (grant making trust with assets of over £30m)
Catherine Claydon, Independent Non-Executive Director
"Ms Claydon worked in London for Goldman Sachs International from 1992 until 2007, most recently as a Managing Director in their Pension & Insurance Strategies Group. Previously, she was global head of Goldman Sachs Commodity Index marketing. Catherine was an MD at Lehman Brothers in their Pension Advisory Group from 2007 until 2008. She is currently a director of Witan Investment Trust PLC, the London Metal Exchange Limited and is an Independent Member of the Unilever UK Pension Fund Investment Committee. She is the founder & CEO of Claydon Advisors Limited, and is also a member of the Board of the Lehman Brothers Foundation Europe as well as a member of the Board of Governors of Virginia Primary School, Tower Hamlets.
Elisabeth Scott, Independent Non-Executive Director
"Ms Scott worked for Schroders in Hong Kong from 1992 until 2008, most recently as Country Head. Previously she was responsible for Schroders’ institutional client business in Hong Kong and managed multi-asset portfolios. She chaired the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association between 2005 and 2007. She is a director of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PLC and Fidelity China Special Situations Investment Trust PLC.
Peter Wolton, Independent Non-Executive Director
"Peter Wolton qualified as a chartered surveyor with Savills and then worked for Schroders for seventeen years in asset management, initially specialising in the management of UK equity portfolios for pension funds and charities until 1993. He was based in Tokyo from 1994 where he was responsible for Schroders' asset management activities in Japan. From 1998 to 2001 he headed Schroders' global retail business. From 2002 to 2003 he was at Baring Asset Management where he held the position of Chief Executive of the Investment Management Group. He is currently CEO of the New Model School Company Limited and is a former director of TR Property Investment Trust plc and a former director of Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc.