David Warnock

David was appointed to the Board in 2020 and became Senior Independent Director in June 2021.

David brings extensive private equity, investment trust, and listed company experience to the Board. He worked for many years in private equity and served as a non-executive director of abrdn Private Equity Opportunities 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.


  • Audit
  • Management Engagement (Chair)
  • Nomination

Career history

David co-founded the investment firm 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 CT Global Managed Portfolio Trust plc and an active investor in a number of private companies.