Aberforth Split Level 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 (Chairman) - Appointed: 19 April 2017

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, chairman of The Mercantile Investment Trust plc and senior independent director of Securities Trust of Scotland plc.

Graeme Bissett - Appointed: 19 April 2017

Graeme Bissett is chairman of the Audit Committee and is a chartered accountant. He 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 company boards. Graeme is a non-executive director with Smart Metering Systems plc, Calnex Solutions plc, Cruden Holdings Ltd and Anderson Strathern LLP. He is a Member of Court at the University of Glasgow, a trustee of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, a trustee of the Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation and a trustee of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Dominic Fisher OBE - Appointed: 19 April 2017

Dominic Fisher is a member of the Audit Committee. He was a director of Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc from 2010 to 2017. He is the founder of Thistledown Investment Management Ltd and has worked as an investment manager since 1989. From 1992 to 2001 he worked for Mercury Asset Management (subsequently Merrill Lynch Investment Managers), heading the charities division responsible for management of £2.4 billion of funds and was a member of the smaller companies team.

Lesley Jackson - Appointed: 24 April 2019

Lesley Jackson is a member of the Audit 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 Devro plc, 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.

Graham Menzies - Appointed: 19 April 2017

Graham Menzies was a director of Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc from 2010 to 2017. He was group chief executive of Adwest Automotive plc until 1999 and group chief executive of Senior plc until 2008. He has been a non-executive director on several industrial company boards, including five public companies and four private companies.