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Board of Directors

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    Simon Thompson
    Chairman

    Simon Thompson

    Chairman  

    Non-Executive Director since April 2015 and appointed Chairman with effect from close of 2015 AGM. Chairman of Rio Tinto plc.

    Previous experience

    Until April 2017 Chairman of Tullow Oil plc. Formerly an executive director of Anglo American plc and chairman of the Tarmac Group. Nonexecutive director of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Newmont Mining Corporation and Sandvik AB. Senior Independent Director of Amec Foster Wheeler plc. Previous career in investment banking with N M Rothschild and S.G. Warburg.

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Chairman
    Valuations - Member

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    Simon Borrows
    Chief Executive

    Simon Borrows

    Chief Executive  

    Chief Executive since 2012, and an Executive Director since he joined 3i in 2011. Chairman of the Group’s Risk Committee, Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Member of the Supervisory Board of Peer Holding I B.V., the Dutch holding company for the Group’s and EFV’s investment in Action.

    Previous experience

    Formerly Chairman of Greenhill & Co International LLP, having previously been Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill & Co, Inc. Before founding the European operations of Greenhill & Co in 1998 he was the Managing Director of Baring Brothers International Limited. Formerly a non-executive Director of the British Land Company PLC and Inchcape plc.

    Committee involvement:

    Valuations - Member

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    Julia Wilson
    Group Finance Director

    Julia Wilson

    Group Finance Director  

    Group Finance Director and member of the Executive Committee since 2008. A member of the Investment Committee since 2012. Joined 3i in 2006 as Deputy Finance Director. Also a non-executive director of Legal & General Group Plc.

    Previous experience

    Formerly Group Director of Corporate Finance at Cable & Wireless plc, having previously held a variety of tax and finance roles at Cable & Wireless plc, Hanson plc and Tomkins plc.

    Committee involvement:

    Valuations - Member

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    Jonathan Asquith
    Deputy Chairman

    Jonathan Asquith

    Deputy Chairman  

    Deputy Chairman since April 2015 and Senior Independent Director since July 2014. Nonexecutive Director since March 2011. Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee of Tilney Group Limited and a non-executive Director of CiCap Limited, the parent company of Coller Capital.

    Previous experience

    Formerly Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Dexion Capital plc and AXA Investment Managers. Non-executive director of Ashmore Group plc. Director of Schroders plc from 2002 to 2008, during which time he was Chief Financial Officer and later Vice Chairman. Previously spent 18 years in investment banking with Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank.

    Committee involvement:

    Remuneration - Chairman
    Audit and Compliance - Member
    Nominations - Member

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    Caroline Banszky
    Non-Executive Director

    Caroline Banszky

    Non-Executive Director  

    Non-Executive Director since July 2014. 

    Previous experience

    Formerly the Chief Executive of the Law Debenture Corporation p.l.c. from 2002 to 2016. Chief Operating Officer of SVB Holdings PLC, now Novae Group plc, a Lloyd’s listed integrated vehicle, from 1997 to 2002. Previously, Finance Director of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited from 1995 to 1997, having joined the bank in 1981. She originally trained at what is now KPMG.

    Committee involvement:

    Audit and Compliance - Chairman
    Nominations - Member
    Remuneration - Member

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    Peter Grosch
    Non-Executive Director

    Peter Grosch

    Non-Executive Director  

    Non-executive Director since November 2015. Deputy Chairman of SLM Solutions AG as well as being chairman of Euro-Diesel S.A., a 3i investee company.

    Previous experience

    Formerly CEO and President of Diehl Aerospace and Defence Systems, Executive Vice President DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway and Managing Director and Board Member of MTU Friedrichhafen (now Rolls Royce Power Systems).

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Member
    Valuations - Member

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    Stephen Daintith
    Non-Executive Director

    Stephen Daintith

    Non-Executive Director  

    Non-executive Director since October 2016. Chief Financial Officer and an executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.

    Previous experience

    Formerly Finance Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (“DMGT”) from 2011 to 2017. Non-executive director of ZPG Plc. Prior to joining DMGT he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Dow Jones and prior to that Chief Financial Officer of News International. He originally qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now part of PwC).

    Committee involvement:

    Valuations - Member
    Nominations - Member
    Audit and Compliance – Member

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    David Hutchison OBE
    Non-Executive Director

    David Hutchison OBE

    Non-Executive Director  

    Non-Executive Director since November 2013. Chief Executive of Social Finance Limited.

    Previous experience

    Until 2009 Head of UK Investment Banking at Dresdner Kleinwort Limited and a member of its Global Banking Operating Committee. From 2012 to 2017, a non-executive director of the Start-Up Loans Company.

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Member
    Remuneration - Member
    Valuations - Chairman

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