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Witan Investment Trust PLC (WTAN.L)

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26 Jun 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Harry Henderson

2003 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Andrew Bell

60 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Robert Boyle

67 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

M. Catherine Claydon

2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

Suzy Neubert

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Oldfield

60 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Perry

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Benjamin Rogoff

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anthony Watson

69 2008 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Harry Henderson

Mr. Harry M. Henderson is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Witan Investment Trust PLC. He was appointed a director in 1988, Harry Henderson became Chairman in March 2003. He was formerly a partner of Cazenove & Co. and subsequently a senior executive at Cazenove Group plc, retiring in 2002. Mr Henderson is Chairman of Witan Investment Services Limited. He is also a director of Cadogan Settled Estates Limited.

Andrew Bell

Mr. Andrew L. C. Bell, MA, is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Witan Investment Trust PLC. He was appointed a director and Chief Executive Offi cer from February 2010. He is responsible for the overall management of Witan. Previously he worked at Rensburg Sheppards Investment Management Limited as Head of Research and as an equity strategist and Co-Head of the Investment Trusts team at BZW and Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to the City, he worked for Shell in Oman, leaving to take a Sloan Fellowship at the London Business School. He is a non-executive director of Henderson High Income Trust plc, Chairman of Gabelli Value Plus+ Trust plc and is a former Chairman of the Association of Investment Companies.

Robert Boyle

Mr. Robert William Boyle, MA, FCA, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Witan Investment Trust PLC. He was appointed a director in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was responsible for multi-national client accounts, specialising in the telecoms and media sectors: he was chairman of the PWC European Entertainment and Media Practice for twelve years, retiring in 2006. He is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Centaur Media plc .

M. Catherine Claydon

Mrs. M. Catherine Claydon, BA, MBA, is Independent Non-Executive Director of Witan Investment Trust PLC. She joined the Board in 2009. Previously she was a Managing Director in the Pension Advisory Group at Goldman Sachs (1992-2007) and Lehman Brothers (2007- 2008). She is a non-executive director of the Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust. She is a director of the Barclays UK Pension Fund and an independent member of Unilever UK Pension Fund’s Investment Committee and was previously Deputy Chairman of the BT Pension Scheme and a director of Hermes Fund Managers Limited.

Suzy Neubert

Ms. Suzy E. G. A. Neubert is Independent Non-Executive Director of Witan Investment Trust PLC. She joined the Board in 2012. She is Sales & Marketing Director at J O Hambro Capital Management, which she joined in March 2006. She was previously Managing Director of Equity Markets within the Global Markets and Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch Securities in London. She is a qualifi ed barrister.

Richard Oldfield

Mr. Richard J. Oldfield, BA, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Witan Investment trust PLC. Richard Oldfield joined the Board in 2011. He is chairman of Oldfi eld Partners, an investment management fi rm. He was chairman of the Oxford University investment committee from 2007 to 2014 and of Keystone Investment Trust plc from 2001 to 2010. He is a trustee of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Canterbury Cathedral Trust and Clore Duffi eld Foundation, and a director of Shepherd Neame Limited.

John Perry

Mr. John Scott (Jack) Perry, CBE, B.Sc, CA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr Perry was appointed as a director in January 2017. He is chairman of European Assets Trust NV and ICGLongbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments Limited. He was Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise and a former Managing Partner and Regional Industry Leader of Ernst and Young LLP. He has served on the Boards of FTSE 250 and other public and private companies and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Benjamin Rogoff

Mr. Benjamin C. (Ben) Rogoff, MA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed a director in October 2016. He has been Portfolio Manager of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc since 2006 and is also joint Manager of Polar Capital Global Technology Fund. He has been a technology specialist for 20 years having begun his career in fund management at CMI, as a Global Technology Analyst. He moved to Aberdeen Fund Managers in 1998 where he spent four years as a Senior Technology Manager prior to joining Polar Capital in May 2003.

Anthony Watson

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Watson, CBE, BSc (Econ), ASIP, Barrister-at-Law, FSI (Hon), is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Witan Investment Trust PLC. He was appointed a director in 2006. He was appointed Senior Independent Director in February 2008. He is the Senior Independent Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He was formerly chairman of the Trustees of the Marks & Spencer Pension Scheme, chairman of the Strategic Investment Board Limited (Northern Ireland), a member of the Financial Reporting Council, the Senior Independent Director of Hammerson plc and a nonexecutive director of Vodafone Group Plc, the Shareholder Executive and the Investment Management Association (now the Investment Association). Mr Watson retired in 2006 from an executive career in the investment management industry, most recently as Chief Executive of Hermes Fund Managers Limited.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Harry Henderson

57,000

Andrew Bell

593,431

Robert Boyle

36,000

M. Catherine Claydon

34,000

Suzy Neubert

30,000

Richard Oldfield

30,000

John Perry

--

Benjamin Rogoff

7,500

Anthony Watson

34,000
As Of  30 Dec 2016