Clive Boothman - Independent, Non-executive Chairman
Date of Appointment: 1 August 2015
Clive has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry, initially qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He was with Schroders from 1983 for seventeen years during which time he was variously Managing Director of Schroder Unit Trusts Limited for ten years and Managing Director of their international Private Client Group for the final two years. Since leaving Schroders, he has been Chief Executive of the stockbroker Gerrard Limited (2000 – 2001) and the fund platform Cofunds Limited (2002 – 2003). From 2004 – 2014 he helped establish and was non-executive Chairman of Investment Funds Direct Limited, an investment platform. Since July 2014 he has been non-Executive Chairman of Platform One, another UK and International wrap platform. In July 2016 he joined the board of Professional Partners Administration Limited (PPAL), becoming non-executive Chairman of this and its sister company, WAY Group, in 2017. WAY and PPAL are Dorset based companies providing a range of financial services. He is currently also Treasurer of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain.
Bridget Guérin - Senior Independent, Non-executive Director and Chair of Nomination and Remuneration and Management Engagement Committees
Date of Appointment: 1 July 2004
Bridget has 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She was Managing Director of Matrix Money Management Limited between June 1999 and March 2011 and sat on the Matrix Group Board between 2000 and 2009. Prior to joining Matrix, Bridget gained 14 years’ of retail investment fund experience at Schroder Unit Trusts Limited, Ivory & Sime and County NatWest. Bridget is currently a non-executive director of CCP Quantitative Fund, CCP Core Macro Fund, GAM Diversity Fund and The GAM Systemic Global Equities Fund, all of which are Cayman Funds, Schroder Income Growth Fund plc and Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust, both of which are London listed investment trusts and Charles Stanley Group plc. She is a director of York and Beverley Racecourses and is a trustee of the York Racecourse Pension Fund. Bridget was a director of Matrix Income & Growth 3 VCT plc which was merged with the Company in May 2010.
Catherine Wall - Independent, Non-executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee
Date of Appointment: 1 July 2014
Catherine has 30 years’ experience in the private equity industry, having worked for Barclays Private Equity (now called Equistone Partners Europe) from 1984 to 1989 and also from 1994 to 2013, and for 3i plc from 1989 to 1993. As a director of Barclays Private Equity she led and managed numerous investments in management buy-outs. She later became UK portfolio director of Equistone Partners Europe, supervising the management of all the firm’s UK investments. She held over 20 roles as non-executive director, non-executive chairman or shareholder representative on the boards of investee companies in which Barclays Private Equity/Equistone Partners Europe were invested; additionally, she was a non-executive director of Indigo Holdings Limited from August 2010 to December 2012 and served on the investment committee of the British Red Cross from 2004 to July 2014. She is currently a director of Signum Technology Limited, a valve manufacturer, Greenwood & Coope Limited (trading as Cormar Carpets) and chairman of WHCO3 Limited (trading as MC&C Media). She is also a member of the Investment Panel for Westminster Abbey.