James Williams

Senior Independent Director

James was appointed in 2009. He has been involved with the investment management industry for over 40 years. He retired from Baring Asset Management in 2002, where he was chief investment officer and head of global investment strategy. He is a non-executive director and chairman of Pacific Assets Trust plc and was previously a non-executive director of JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc, Prosperity Russian Domestic Fund, Royal London Growth and Income Trust plc and of Close Brothers Group plc.