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Richard Crowder – Chairman, Board of Directors

Richard currently holds a range of non-executive directorships and advisory appointments, as well as being a director of two groups of family companies where he acts as an offshore director/adviser and chairman of an investment committee. Richard was the Chairman of a FTSE 250 company for a period of ten years. He also has extensive experience in offshore governance, business structuring and the management and growth of securities, banking, investment and advisory businesses.

In his early career Richard worked as an investment manager with Ivory & Sime in Edinburgh and as a Head of Investment Research for W.I. Carr in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. He then undertook a wide range of responsibilities for Schroders in London and the Far East, culminating in the role of Managing Director for Schroders’ Singapore and Director of J Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. Limited. Having then worked as Chairman of Smith New Court International Agency and Director of Smith New Court Plc, Richard was the founding Managing Director of Schroders’ Channel Islands subsidiary from 1991, until he became a full-time Non-Executive Director and consultant in 2000. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.