Clive Boothman - Independent Chairman
Clive has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Initially, he qualified as a chartered accountant and worked for Arthur Young McClelland Moores (now Ernst & Young) and Moore Stephens (Bermuda). He was with Schroders for seventeen years from 1983 during which time he was, at different times, Managing Director, Schroder Unit Trusts for ten years and Managing Director of the Firm’s Private Client Group for the final two years. Since leaving Schroders, he has been Chief Executive of the stockbroker, Gerrard Limited (2000 – 2001), the fund platform Cofunds Limited (2002 – 2003) and London Representative of Jersey Finance Limited (2009 – 2011). More recently, from 2004 until December 2014, he was non-executive chairman of Investment Funds Direct Limited (trading as Ascentric), a comprehensive, whole-of-market wrap platform. Since July 2014, he has been non-executive Chairman of Platform One Group Limited, another wrap platform, which specialises in providing services to international clients and their advisers as well as UK higher net worth clients. Since July 2016 he has also been non-executive director of Professional Partners Administration Limited ('PPAL') which, through its subsidiaries, provides Authorised Corporate Director services to open-ended funds and since December 2017 he has been Chairman of WAY Group Limited, a small financial services company and a sister company of PPAL.
Bridget Guérin - Senior Independent Director
Bridget has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She was Managing Director of Matrix Money Management Limited between June 1999 and March 2011 and sat on the Matrix Group board between 2000 and 2009. Prior to joining Matrix, Bridget gained 14 years' of retail investment fund experience at Schroder Unit Trusts Limited, Ivory & Sime and County NatWest. Bridget is currently a non-executive director of CCP Quantitative Fund, CCP Core Macro Fund and GAM Diversity Fund, all of which are Cayman Funds, Schroder Income Growth Fund plc, a London listed investment trust, and Charles Stanley Group plc. She is a director of York and Beverley Racecourses and is a trustee of the York Racecourse Pension Fund. Bridget was a director of Matrix Income & Growth 3 VCT plc which was merged with the Company in May 2010.
Catherine Wall - Independent Director
Catherine has 30 years' experience in the private equity industry, having worked for Barclays Private Equity (now called Equistone Partners Europe) from 1984 to 1989 and also from 1994 to 2013, and for 3i plc from 1989 to 1993. As a director of Barclays Private Equity she led and managed numerous investments in management buy-outs. She later became UK portfolio director of Equistone Partners Europe, supervising the management of all the firm's UK investments. She held over 20 roles as non-executive director, non-executive chairman or shareholder representative on the boards of investee companies in which Barclays Private Equity/Equistone Partners Europe were invested; additionally she was non-executive director of Indigo Holdings Limited from August 2010 to December 2012 and served on the investment committee of the British Red Cross from 2004 to July 2014. She is currently chairman of Signum Technology Limited, a valve manufacturer, and Greenwood & Coope Limited (trading as Cormar Carpets). She is also a member of the Investment Panel for Westminster Abbey.