Jonathan Cartwright - Independent, Non-executive Chairman
Date of appointment to Board: 1 August 2010
Jonathan is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has significant experience of the investment trust sector and of serving on the boards of both public and private companies in executive and non-executive roles. Jonathan joined Caledonia Investments plc in 1989, serving as finance director from 1991 to December 2009. Prior to this he was group financial controller at Hanson plc 1984 - 1989. He was a non-executive director of Bristow Group Inc. (from 1996 to 2009) and of Serica Energy plc (from 2008 to 2012). He is non-executive chairman of BlackRock Income & Growth Investment Trust plc. He is also a non-executive director of BMO Smaller Companies VCT plc, British Smaller Companies VCT plc and Tennants Consolidated Limited.
Helen Sinclair - Non-executive Director
Date of appointment: 29 January 2003
Helen has extensive experience of investing in a wide range of small and medium sized businesses. She graduated in economics from Cambridge University and began her career in banking. After an MBA at INSEAD business school, Helen worked from 1991 to 1998 at 3i plc, based in their London office. She was a founding director of Matrix Private Equity Limited when it was established in early 2000 and helped raise Mobeus Income & Growth 2 VCT plc (formerly Matrix e-Ventures VCT plc). She is a non-executive director of Gresham House Strategic plc, North East Finance (Holdco) Limited and is chairman of British Smaller Companies VCT plc. Helen is a director of both The income and Growth VCT plc and Mobeus Income & Growth VCT plc and, as both are advised by Mobeus, is deemed not to be an independent director under the Listing Rules.
Justin Ward - Independent, Non-executive Director
Date of appointment: 12 November 2019
Justin is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive financial, investing and private equity experience across a number of sectors. Between 1995 and 2010 he worked for CVC Capital Partners, Hermes Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital leading growth equity and private equity buyout transactions and has subsequently made a number of angel investments in technology businesses. Justin has served on the board of a number of private companies as non-executive director and is currently non-executive CFO at School Explained Limited and non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee at Roehampton Club Limited.