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    Caroline Banszky
    Non-Executive Director

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    Caroline Banszky

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-Executive Director since July 2014. Also a non-executive Director of Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc and IntegraFin Holdings plc. Independent.

    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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    Simon Borrows
    Chief Executive

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    Simon Borrows

    Chief Executive
    Board of Directors
     

    Simon was appointed Chief Executive in May 2012 after joining 3i in October 2011 as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining 3i, Simon was 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, he was the Managing Director of Baring Brothers International Limited.

    Simon has a law degree from London University and an MBA from London Business School.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Stephen Daintith
    Non-Executive Director

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    Stephen Daintith

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-executive Director since October 2016. Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Ocado Group plc. Independent.

    Previous experience

    Chief Financial Officer and an executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. 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

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    David Hutchison OBE

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Senior Independent Director since June 2020. Non-Executive Director since November 2013. Chief Executive of Social Finance Limited. Independent.

    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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    Lesley Knox
    Non-Executive Director

    Board of Directors

    Lesley Knox

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-Executive Director since October 2021. Also a non-executive director of Legal & General Group plc and Dovecot Studios Limited, Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee of Genus Plc, and a trustee of Grosvenor Group Limited pension fund and National Galleries of Scotland Foundation. Independent.

    Previous experience

    Formerly held a number of senior roles in financial services, including with Kleinwort Benson and the Bank of Scotland.  Also previously served as Chair of Alliance Trust PLC, as Senior Independent Director at Hays plc and non-executive director of SAB Miller plc, Centrica plc and Thomas Cook Group plc.

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Member
    Valuations - Member

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    Coline McConville
    Non-Executive Director

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    Coline McConville

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-Executive Director since November 2018. Also a non-executive Director of Fevertree Drinks plc and Travis Perkins plc. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Tui AG. Independent.

    Previous experience

    Formerly a Non-Executive Director of Tui Travel plc, UTV Media plc, Wembley National Stadium Limited, Shed Media plc, HBOS plc and Inchcape plc. Prior to that Coline was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer Europe of Clear Channel International Limited and had previously worked for McKinsey.

    Committee involvement:

    Audit and Compliance - Member
    Remuneration - Chairman
    Nominations - Member

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    Peter McKellar
    Non-Executive Director

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    Peter McKellar

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-Executive Director since June 2021. Also Deputy Chairman of AssetCo plc and a Board Member of Scottish Enterprise. Independent.

    Previous experience

    Formerly Global Head of Private Markets at Standard Life Aberdeen plc and previously led Standard Life Investments' private equity and infrastructure business and was their Chief Investment Officer.  Prior to that, he held a variety of finance posts in industry and corporate finance positions.

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Member
    Remuneration - Member
    Valuations - Member

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    Alexandra Schaapveld
    Non-Executive Director

    Board of Directors

    Alexandra Schaapveld

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-Executive Director since January 2020.  Also a member of the supervisory boards of Societe Generale S.A. and The Netherlands Development Finance Company.  She is also a non-executive director of Bumi Armada Berhad in Malaysia.

    Previous experience

    She was previously on the boards of Holland Casino, VU University and VU Medical Center, Stage Entertainment and Duin & Kruidberg.

    Prior to that Alexandra was Head of Global Banking and Markets in Western Europe for Royal Bank of Scotland and had previously worked for many years for ABN AMRO.

    Committee involvement:

    Audit and Compliance Committee - Member
    Nominations - Member
    Valuations Committee - Member

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    Simon Thompson
    Chairman

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    Simon Thompson

    Chairman
    Board of Directors
     

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

    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
    Remuneration - Member
    Valuations - Member

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    Julia Wilson
    Group Finance Director

    Board of Directors

    Julia Wilson

    Group Finance Director
    Board of Directors
     

    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 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.

    Julia is also a non-executive director of Barclays PLC, and a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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