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Board of directors

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    Richard Laing
    Non-executive Chairman

    Richard Laing

    Non-executive Chairman  

    Richard Laing was Chief Executive of CDC Group plc, from 2004 to 2011, having joined the organisation in 2000 as Finance Director.

    Prior to CDC, he spent 15 years at De La Rue, where he held a number of positions, in the UK and internationally, latterly as the Group Finance Director. He also worked in agribusiness and at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Marks & Spencer.

    His current non-executive appointments include JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc and Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust plc; Miro Forestry, which operates in Ghana and Sierra Leone and which he chairs; Leeds Castle; and Plan UK, the international children’s charity. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).

    Board member since 1 January 2016, resident in the UK.

    Committee involvement

    Management Engagement - Chairman
    Nominations - Chairman

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    Doug Bannister
    Non-executive Director

    Doug Bannister

    Non-executive Director  

    Doug has over 25 years of experience in the transportation sector, having led businesses trading around the world for P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk Line. He became Group CEO of the Ports of Jersey (Airport & Harbours) in 2011, with responsibility for the Island’s strategic aviation and maritime assets.

    Skilled in turnaround, restructuring and transformation of capital intense transportation businesses, he has been responsible for business improvements in a wide variety of transport and logistics activities in both the freight and passenger segments.

    In 2016 Doug was awarded the Institute of Directors Jersey Director of the Year for large businesses.

    Board member since 1 January 2015, resident in Jersey.

    Committee involvement:

    Audit and Risk - Member
    Management Engagement - Member
    Remuneration - Member

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    Wendy Dorman
    Non-executive Director

    Wendy Dorman

    Non-executive Director  

    Wendy is a chartered accountant who began her career as an auditor and went on to specialise in financial services taxation. In 2001, she moved from London to Jersey and she led the Channel Islands tax practice of PwC until June 2015.

    Wendy has over 25 years’ experience in taxation gained both in the UK and the offshore environment, working both in practice and in industry. Wendy was Chairman of the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors from 2014 to 2016 and a former President of the Society of Chartered Accountants.

    She is a non-executive director of Jersey Electricity plc and Jersey Finance Limited and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of CQS New City High Yield Fund Limited.

    Board member since 1 March 2015, resident in Jersey.

    Committee involvement:

    Audit and Risk - Member
    Management Engagement - Member
    Remuneration - Member
    Nomination - Member

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    Ian Lobley
    Non-executive Director

    Ian Lobley

    Non-executive Director  

    Ian joined 3i in 1987, became a Partner in 1994 and has been an active investor and board member across Europe, Asia and the USA.

    In his role as Managing Partner – Asset Management, Ian has responsibility for investments in companies across a variety of sectors and is an experienced board member across multiple geographies. He is a member of the 3i Group Investment Committee and is a member of the BVCA UK and European Capital Committee.

    Board member since 6 May 2014, resident in the UK.

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    Paul Masterton
    Non-executive Director, Senior Independent Director

    Paul Masterton

    Non-executive Director, Senior Independent Director  

    Paul spent most of his career in the printing and communications industry, holding various appointments in the UK, the US and Asia.

    From 2008 to 2013, Paul was the chief executive of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, an international wildlife charity.

    Paul has a number of directorships in finance, insurance and property development and, in 2012, was appointed as the founding chairman for Digital Jersey, a partnership between the Government of Jersey and the digital sector to represent and promote the industry.

    Board member since 4 April 2013, resident in Jersey.

    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

    Committee involvement:

    Remuneration - Chairman
    Management Engagement - Member
    Audit and Risk - Member
    Nomination - Member

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    Steven Wilderspin
    Non-executive Director

    Steven Wilderspin

    Non-executive Director  

    Steven has been the Principal of Wilderspin Independent Governance, which provides independent directorship services, since April 2007.

    He was previously a director of fund administrator, Maples Finance Jersey Limited. He has served on a number of private equity, property and hedge fund boards as well as the boards of special purpose companies engaged in structured finance transactions. Before that, from 1997, he acted as Head of Accounting at Perpetual Fund Management (Jersey) Limited.

    He also sits on the boards of two of 3i Infrastructure plc’s Luxembourg subsidiaries, 3i Infrastructure (Luxembourg) Holdings S.a r.l. and 3i Infrastructure (Luxembourg) S.a r.l. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Board member since 20 September 2007, resident in Jersey.

    Board member since 20 September 2007, resident in Jersey.

    Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

    Committee involvement

    Audit and Risk - Chairman
    Management Engagement - Member
    Remuneration - Member

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