Christopher Samuel, ACA

Mr Christopher Samuel, appointed a Director in November 2015, was chief executive of Ignis Asset Management until mid-2014, when it was taken over by Standard Life and has worked in financial services throughout his career with over twenty years of Board level experience in the investment management sector. He is currently chairman of Defaqto and Blackrock Throgmorton Trust plc as well as a non-executive director of Alliance Trust PLC, JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust plc and Sarasin LLP. Mr Samuel is a chartered accountant.