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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. Non-executive director of Rio Tinto plc.

    Previous experience

    Chairman of Tullow Oil plc. Executive director of Anglo American plc and chairman of the Tarmac Group. Non-executive 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 Risk Committee, the Executive Committee and the Group’s Investment Committee.

    Member of the Supervisory Board of Peer Holding B.V., the Dutch holding company for the Group’s and 3i Eurofund V’s investment in Action.

    Previous experience

    Non-executive director at The British Land Company PLC. 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.

    Committee involvement:

    Valuations - Member

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    Julia Wilson
    Group Finance Director

    Julia Wilson

    Group Finance Director  

    Julia is Group Finance Director of 3i Group plc having been appointed to the Board on 1 October 2008. She is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.

    Julia is also the Senior Independent Director of Legal & General Group plc, and a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

    Previous experience

    Julia began her career at Arthur Andersen, and held a variety of tax and financial roles at Hanson plc, Tomkins plc and Cable & Wireless plc before joining 3i in 2006.

     

    Committee involvement:

    Valuations - Member

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    Jonathan Asquith
    Deputy Chairman

    Jonathan Asquith

    Deputy Chairman  

    Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets Limited.

    Previous experience

    Non-executive Director of Ashmore Group plc from 2008 to 2012. Executive 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. Chairman of AXA Investment Managers.

    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

    The Managing Director of the Law Debenture Corporation p.l.c. since 2002. 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 with 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 and director of Faster SPA as well as chairman of Euro-Diesel, a 3i investee company.

    Previous experience

    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 AG).

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Member
    Valuations - Member

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    Stephen Daintith
    Non-Executive Director

    Stephen Daintith

    Non-Executive Director  

    Non-Executive Director since 1 October 2016. Chief Financial Officer and an executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

    Previous experience

    Stephen Daintith was previously a non-executive director at ZPG Plc and was Finance Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (“DMGT”). 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. Non-executive director of the Start Up Loans Company

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Member
    Remuneration - Member
    Valuations - Chairman

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