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Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
David was appointed to the Board in 2020 and became Senior Independent Director in June 2021. David co-founded the investment firm of Aberforth Partners and was a partner for 19 years until his retirement from that firm in 2008. He has held non-executive directorships of several public and private companies and before Aberforth was with Ivory & Sime plc and 3i Group plc. David is currently Chair of both Troy Income & Growth Trust plc and BMO Managed Portfolio Trust plc, and an active investor in a number of private companies.
David brings extensive private equity, investment trust, and listed company experience to the Board. He worked for many years in private equity and has served as a non-executive director of Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc. He has been involved in all aspects of investment trusts, either as a manager or as a non-executive director, for over 30 years.