Aberforth Geared Value & Income Trust plc

Board of Directors

Meet the Board who are responsible for effective stewardship of the Company’s affairs

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Board of Directors biographies and tenure

Angus Gordon Lennox (Chair) - Appointed: 25 April 2024

Angus Gordon Lennox has an extensive knowledge of the investment industry with 23 years at Cazenove, latterly J.P. Morgan Cazenove, where he was a managing director and Head of the Investment Companies Department. He held this position until 2010 when he retired. Angus is also the executive chairman of two family businesses and chairman of The Mercantile Investment Trust plc.

Graeme Bissett - Appointed: 25 April 2024

Graeme Bissett is chair of the Audit Committee and is a chartered accountant and was a senior partner of Arthur Andersen LLP, with responsibility for its corporate finance and audit practices in Scotland from 1990 to 1998. Graeme has previously served as non-executive chairman of Macfarlane Group plc. Graeme has also previously served as finance director of international groups and as a non-executive director on a number of private and listed company boards including until 2024 Smart Metering Systems plc. Graeme is a non-executive director with Calnex Solutions plc and Cruden Holdings Ltd. He is a trustee of Pitlochry Festival Theatre and a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the Scottish Government’s proposed Heat in Buildings Strategy.

Lesley Jackson - Appointed: 25 April 2024

Lesley Jackson is chair of the Management Engagement Committee and is a chartered accountant. She was the Group Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) for Stock Spirits PLC from 2011 to 2018. She has previously served as the Group CFO for William Grant & Sons, and as Group CFO of United Breweries (an Indian listed public company). She is a non-executive director of The Artisanal Spirits Company plc and also serves as a Governor on the Federation of Victoria School and Cherry Oak School, special needs schools in South Birmingham.

Jane Tufnell - Appointed: 25 April 2024

Jane Tufnell is a Senior Independent Director and started her career at County NatWest, firstly in corporate finance and then moving to fund management where she jointly ran the NatWest pension fund’s exposure to UK smaller companies. In 1994, she co-founded Ruffer Investment Management Limited where she worked for over 20 years to build the business to an AUM of £20 billion, before leaving in 2015. Jane now has a variety of directorships including Schroders Capital Global Innovation Trust plc. She is also chair of ICG Enterprise Trust plc and recently retired as chair of Odyssean Investment Trust plc.