Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is currently composed of Richard Battey, Sandra Platts, Rupert Dorey and David Staples.

Rupert Dorey - Chairman

Mr Dorey has over 30 years of experience in financial markets. Mr Dorey was at CSFB for 17 years from 1988 to 2005 where he specialised in credit related products, including derivative instruments where his expertise was principally in the areas of debt distribution, origination and trading, covering all types of debt from investment grade to high yield and distressed debt. . He held a number of senior positions at CSFB, including establishing CSFB's high yield debt distribution business in Europe, fixed income credit product coordinator for European offices and head of UK Credit and Rates Sales. Since 2005 he has been acting in a Non-Executive Directorship capacity for a number of Hedge Funds, Private Equity & Infrastructure Funds, for both listed and unlisted vehicles.

Rupert is a former President of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Richard John Battey - Senior Independent Director

Richard Battey is a resident of Guernsey and is a non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Better Capital PCC Limited and Pershing Square Holdings Limited, and Chairman of Princess Private Equity Holding Limited. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having qualified with Baker Sutton & Co. in London in 1977. Richard has been a non-executive Director of a number of investment companies and funds since leaving CanArgo Energy Corporation in 2006 where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that role, he spent 27 years with the Schroder Group. Richard was a Director of Schroders (C.I.) Limited in Guernsey from April 1994 to December 2004 where he served as Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer. He was a Director of a number of the Schroder Group’s Guernsey companies covering banking, investment management, trusts, insurance and private equity administration, retiring from his last Schroder Directorship in December 2008.

Sandra Platts

Sandra Platts is a resident of Guernsey and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Mrs. Platts joined Kleinwort Benson (C.I.) Ltd in August 1986 and was appointed to the board in 1992. She undertook the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Channel Islands business and in 2002 for the Kleinwort Benson Private Bank Group - UK and Channel Islands. In January 2007, she was appointed to the position of Managing Director of the Guernsey Branch of Kleinwort Benson, and was responsible for a strategic change programme as part of her role as Group Chief Operating Officer. Mrs. Platts also held directorships on the strategic holding board of the KB Group, as well as sitting on the Bank, Trust Company and Operational boards. She resigned from these boards in 2010. Mrs. Platts is also a member of the Securities Institute and the Institute of Directors.

David Staples

Mr Staples, a resident in Guernsey, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He also holds the Institute of Directors' Diploma in Company Direction and has been granted a personal fiduciary licence by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

For thirteen years until 2003, Mr Staples was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and led the tax practice in the South East of England advising several large family and owner-managed businesses. He was also a member of the management board of the firm’s London and South East Middle Markets Tax Practice. Since leaving PwC, Mr Staples has joined the boards of several listed companies as a non-executive director. Currently, he is chairman of the audit committees of the following listed companies: Ruffer Investment Company Limited, Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Limited, Global Fixed Income Realisation Limited and Henderson Far East Income Limited. His other appointments include directorships of the general partners of five private equity funds managed by Apax Partners.

  Rupert Dorey Richard Battey Sandra Platts David Staples
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