The Directors have overall responsibility for the Company's activities including the review of its investment activity and performance. The Directors have primary responsibility for determining the Company's overall investment objectives, strategy and policy and for implementing the Company's investment policies. The Board will meet at least four times a year to review the Company's investment objectives and policies and as necessary to approve investments. The Directors of the Company are:
Raymond Apsey (Non-executive Chairman)
Raymond Apsey is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with extensive experience at management level of the offshore finance industry in the Bahamas, the Channel Islands and the Cayman Islands. He joined Morgan Grenfell Offshore Group in 1975 to head the Corporate and Trust Division and held various senior appointments including Deputy Managing Director of the Jersey bank, Managing Director of the Cayman Islands subsidiary and Group Director before retiring in 1995. Mr Apsey resides in Jersey and is currently chairman or director of a number of investment companies listed on the London, Irish and Channel Islands stock exchanges.
Ian Hawksworth (Non-executive Director)
Ian Hawksworth is the Chief Executive of Capital & Counties Properties plc, one of the largest publicly listed property investment and development companies in central London. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years experience in large scale global real estate investment and development. He was an Executive Director of Hongkong Land until 2006 when he returned to London to become an Executive Director of Liberty International until 2010. He is a member of the British Property Federation Policy Committee, a past Trustee and Committee Member of the Urban Land Institute, past Chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate in America, a member of the Harvard Real Estate Academic initiative, the advisory board of CLEAB and the RICS Commercial Property Market Forum.
Peter Atkinson (Non-executive Director)
Peter Atkinson is an English solicitor and was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey in 1980. He was the Senior Partner of Collas Day Advocates for 14 years. He specialised in corporate and fiduciary work and has been and continues to act as a non-executive director of banks, trust companies, trading entities and investment companies, including companies listed on the London and Channel Islands stock exchanges. He is a former Chairman of the Guernsey Bar.
Richard Crowder (Non-executive Director)
Richard Crowder holds a range of non-executive directorships and consultancy appointments. He works with a wide range of investment styles and portfolios as well as being a director of a variety of family companies where he acts as the offshore adviser/director. In his early career, he worked as an investment manager with Ivory & Sime in Edinburgh and as a 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. Having then worked as chairman of Smith New Court Far East and director of Smith New Court Plc, Mr Crowder was the founding managing director of Schroders' Channel Islands subsidiary from 1991 until he became a full time non-executive director and adviser in 2000. He is a member of the Securities & Investment Institute and he resides in Guernsey.
Gregory Shenkman (Non-executive Director)
Gregory Shenkman is a company director and consultant. Until July 2007, he was a Global Partner at the Rothschild Investment Banking Group and latterly the Managing Director with responsibility for investment banking in Japan and the Benelux countries. He has over 38 years experience in investment banking including management, corporate finance, advisory, debt and equity capital markets and equity brokerage business. He established, and was the head of, the investment banking business in Japan of the Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) and was later also head of Kleinwort Benson in Japan. He subsequently became the Global Head of Privatisation at Kleinwort Benson. He was the head of Rothschild's Asian investment banking and other businesses, based in Hong Kong, from 2000 to mid 2004.