Meet the Board - The Bankers Investment Trust
Richard Brewster FCA was appointed as a director in 1991 and became Chairman in 2005. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant he has spent over 30 years in industry. From 1983 he was Chief Executive Officer of D.S. Smith plc until 1991 when he became Chief Executive Officer of Jarvis Porter plc until 1998. Since then he has taken an interest in a number of private equity investments both as Chairman and investor. He is the former Chairman of BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc.
Richard Burns was appointed a director in 2006. He is a former joint senior partner of Baillie Gifford & Co and former fund manager of Monks Investment Trust plc. He is also a non-executive director of EP Global Opportunities Trust plc, Euronova European Smaller Companies Fund, JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust plc, Mid Wynd International Investment Trust plc and Standard Life Equity Income Trust plc. From 1999 to 2006 he was a director of the AIC.
Audit Committee Chairman
Matthew Thorne was appointed as a director in 2008. Mr Thorne is an adviser to the Consensus Business Group. He was Group Finance Director of McCarthy & Stone plc and also Investment Director of Beazer plc. A Chartered Accountant, he has significant experience as a finance director, predominantly in the property sector.
Sue Inglis was appointed as a director on 1 November 2012. A qualified lawyer, Ms Inglis was a partner, and head of the funds and financial services group, at Shepherd & Wedderburn, a leading Scottish law firm. In 1999 she was a founding partner of Intelli Corporate Finance, an advisory boutique firm focusing on the asset management and investment company sectors which was acquired by Canaccord Genuity in 2009. Ms Inglis is currently Managing Director – Corporate Finance at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, having held the same position at Canaccord Genuity until its merger with Collins Stewart.
Management Engagement Committee