Ian BarbyAudit Committee Chairman
Sir Laurie Magnus
Peter ReadmanSenior Independent Director
ChairmanBorn December 1947. Appointed to the Board on 26th June 2003. Appointed as Chairman on 22 July 2004 (a), (b) & (c)
Tom Bartlam was managing director of Intermediate Capital Group PLC, the leading independent arranger and provider of mezzanine ﬁnance in Europe, until his retirement in 2005; he remained a non-executive director until 2009. He is non-executive chairman of Polar Capital Holdings PLC and a non-executive director of Numis Corporation PLC and Henderson Fledgling Trust PLC. Prior to founding Intermediate Capital Group PLC in 1989, he worked for Charterhouse Bank, where he was a director involved in their corporate ﬁnance and private equity activities. He is a chartered accountant.
Audit Committee ChairmanBorn January 1945. Appointed to the Board on 28th April 2005 (a), (b) & (c)
Ian Barby practised as a Barrister before joining Warburg Investment Management Ltd in 1985, subsequently becoming a vice chairman of Mercury Asset Management plc and latterly,until 2003, a managing director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He is currently chairman of Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC and of Ecoﬁn Waterand and Power Opportunities plc, as well as being a director of Merrill Lynch World Mining Trust plc, Schroder Income Growth Fund plc and SR Europe Investment Trust plc.
Richard CrowderBorn March 1950. Appointed to the Board on 1st September 2000
Richard Crowder holds a range of directorships and consultancy appointments. He is a director of a number of private equity fund-of-funds managed by the Pantheon Group. Having worked as an investment manager with Ivory & Sime in Edinburgh and as head of investment research with W.I. Carr in the Far East, he undertook a wide range of responsibilities for Schroders in London and the Far East, culminating in the role of managing director for Schroders’ Singapore associate. He was the founding managing director of Schroders’ Channel Islands subsidiary from 1991 to 2000. He is a member of the Securities and Investment Institute and resides in Guernsey.
Sir Laurie MagnusBorn September 1955. Appointed to the Board on 22nd November 2011 (a), (b) & (c).
Sir Laurie Magnus is a senior adviser at Evercore Partners, the US listed corporate finance advisory business. He has over 30 years of investment banking experience, primarily in corporate finance, initially at Samuel Montagu & Co Limited (subsequently HSBC Investment Bank) and then successively at Phoenix Securities, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston and Lexicon Partners (latterly as chairman before it merged with Evercore in 2011). He is currently chairman of the JP Morgan Income & Capital Trust plc and non-executive director of the Cayenne Trust plc and Fidelity Japanese Values plc. He is also Deputy Chairman of The National Trust and an elected member of its Council.
Susannah NicklinBorn February 1969. Appointed to the Board on 22nd November 2011 (a), (b) & (c)
Ms Nicklin is an investment and financial services professional with 20 years experience, including corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, equity research, wealth management and asset management sales. She served as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in the US, Australia and UK in the Investment Banking and Global Investment Research divisions before joining Alliance Bernstein in 2008, where she managed private client portfolios and led family office and quasi-institutional business development until earlier this year. She is now the first Fellow on the Bridges Ventures Fellowship Programme and is also a Research Associate at Henley Business School. She is a CFA charterholder and member of STEP.
Senior Independent DirectorBorn December 1946. Appointed to the Board on 20th October 1994 (b) & (c)
Peter Readman is chairman of Abercromby Property International and of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He is an economic advisor to a number of international companies, a member of the Cambridge University Investment Board and a director of Keystone Investment Trust PLC and Schroder Income Growth Fund plc.
Rhoddy SwireBorn March 1951. Appointed to the Board on 7th August 1987
Rhoddy Swire is Pantheon’s founder and has been a director of Pantheon International Participations PLC since its listing in 1987. In 1981 Rhoddy joined GT management to oversee and manage unquoted investments and subsequently led the buyout from GT Management Ltd to form Pantheon. He is a director of Lewmar Marine plc and The China Navigation Company Limited.
(a) Member of the Audit Committee
(b) Member of the Management Engagement Committee
(c) Independent of the Manager