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Michael Wrobel

Independent non-executive Chairman
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Michael Wrobel

Independent non-executive Chairman

Michael has over 40 years’ experience in the investment industry as a portfolio manager and running institutional businesses and retail businesses at Fidelity and Gartmore. He serves as a trustee director of the BAT UK Pension Fund, the Deutsche Bank UK pension schemes and as a trustee of the Cooper Gay (Holdings) Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme. Michael has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of several investment trusts and a number of industry associations. Michael has an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University.

Michael was appointed to the Board on 24 October 2016 and has served as Chairman since his appointment.

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Alastair Moss

Independent non-executive director
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Alastair Moss

Independent non-executive director

Alastair is a property development lawyer with over 20 years’ experience and is Co-Head of Real Estate at Memery Crystal. Formerly, he has been a non-executive director and a member of the Audit and Treasury Committees of Notting Hill Genesis Trust. He is a former Chairman of the Investment Committee of the City of London Corporation and chaired it's Property Investment Board. He is currently Chair of the City’s Planning and Transportation Committee and, as such, is the political lead for all built environment and transport matters in the Square Mile. He is a Trustee of Marshall’s Charity. He has also been a board member of Soho Housing Association and was a member of the Area Board of CityWest Homes. He was a Councillor at Westminster City Council for 12 years, including his tenure as Chairman of the Planning & City Development Committee.

Alastair was appointed to the Board on 24 October 2016.

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Peter Baxter

Independent non-executive director
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Peter Baxter

Independent non-executive director

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the investment management industry. He is a managing director of Project Snowball LLP, a social impact investment organisation, and a trustee of Trust for London, a charitable foundation. He is also a non-executive director of BlackRock Greater European Investment Trust plc. Previously, he served as Chief Executive of Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) Ltd, and has worked for Schroders and Hill Samuel in a variety of investment roles. He holds an MBA from London Business School and is an associate of the Society of Investment Professionals.

Peter was appointed to the Board on 24 October 2016 and is the Senior Independent Director.

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Caroline Gulliver

Independent non-executive director
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Caroline Gulliver

Independent non-executive director

Caroline is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience at Ernst & Young LLP, latterly as an executive director before leaving in 2012. During that time, she specialised in the asset management sector and developed extensive experience of investment trusts. She was a member of various technical committees of the Association of Investment Companies. She is also a non-executive director and audit committee chair for JP Morgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust plc, International Biotechnology Trust plc and Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC.

Caroline was appointed to the Board on 24 October 2016 and has served as Audit and Management Engagement Committee Chairman since her appointment.

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Alison Hadden

Independent Non-executive Director
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Alison Hadden

Independent Non-executive Director

Alison has over 25 years’ experience in the housing industry. She started her career at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Birmingham City Council, and then went on to hold chief executive positions at several major housing associations, including Paradigm Housing, a 13,000-home housing association based in Buckinghamshire. Alison has also been an executive director at Circle Housing, one of the largest housing associations in the UK with over 67,000 homes. In these roles, she has worked with many of the stakeholders in the industry, including the Regulator of Social Housing. Alison was previously the Chair of Housing Plus Group, an 18,000-home housing association group in Staffordshire and Shropshire. She is currently a non-executive director and member of the Group Business Assurance and Homes and Places Committee of Yorkshire Housing, a 20,000-home housing association operating in the Yorkshire area, Vice Chair and a member of the Governance Committee of Peaks and Plains Housing and Chair of Heyford Regeneration a for-profit Housing Association operating in the Cherwell area.

Alison was appointed to the Board on 21 November 2019.