John has over 40 years of experience in the Investment Trust sector as both as a manager and subsequently as a Director and Chairman. In 1990 John was one of the founders of Aberforth Partners, a specialist Investment Management Firm that invests in UK smaller quoted companies generally on behalf of institutional investors. Following his retirement from Aberforth, John has been a Director and Chair of a number of Investment Trusts. In addition to being Chair of STS Global Income & Growth Trust he is currently Chair of JP Morgan Mid Cap Investment Trust. He joined the Board of STS Global Income & Growth Trust in February 2016 and was appointed Chairman in November 2019.
Mark has an extensive knowledge of the investment industry, as the former Managing Director of Barclays Wealth Scotland and Northern Ireland. Mark held this position for eight years until 2013 when he retired. Prior to this, Mark held the position of Global Head of Automotive Research at Deutsche Bank where he managed and coordinated its global automotive research product. He is currently a non-executive director of Majedie Investments plc, BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc, abrdn Equity Income Trust plc and acts as a consultant to Lindsays LLP. He was appointed to the board of STS Global Income & Growth Trust in October 2014.
Gillian is the founder of Denny Ellison, an independent investment research and training company, and was its Managing Director for ten years. Prior to this, she worked as an equity research analyst for several years at Putnam Investments and Insight Investment. She was named a finalist in the ‘Investment Analyst of the Year’ category of the Women in Investment Awards 2018. She started her career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Gillian is a Non-Executive Director of International Biotechnology Trust plc. She is also a member of the Board of the CFA UK and was previously Chair of its Networks Steering Committee and a member of its Nominating Committee. Gillian holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and MEng and BSc degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was appointed to the board of STS Global Income & Growth Trust plc in September 2023.
Sarah has extensive experience in corporate strategy, product and technology, marketing and operations. Sarah has worked in general management roles for a variety of fast growing, international scale up businesses including Prodigy Finance Ltd, Square Inc and Tough Mudder Inc and now advises a number of mid-cap and scale up firms. Her career began with Bain & Company before working in strategy on a range of international projects for businesses and not for-profit organisations. She was appointed to the board of STS Global Income & Growth Trust in October 2018.
After six years as Group Chief Financial Officer of Serco Group plc, Angus stepped down from the Serco Board in April 2021. Angus is a chartered accountant with considerable experience gained in a variety of sectors. He has an MBA from the IMD Business School in Switzerland, is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Prior to joining Serco Group plc in 2014 Angus held roles as Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive of Aggreko plc, Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland and held senior finance positions at PepsiCo Inc including Regional Finance Director for Central Europe. Angus is currently Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Ashtead Group plc, a Non-Executive Director of The Edrington Group Limited and Chairman of James Fisher and Sons Limited. He was appointed to the board of STS Global Income & Growth Trust in May 2021.
Alexandra is a Non-Executive Committee Member at the Bank of England, a Non-Executive Adviser and member of the Group Executive Board at Knight Frank LLP, and a Non-Executive Director of Dowlais Group Plc, Waverton Investment Management Group Ltd, Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Ltd, and the UCI Cycling World Championships Ltd, as well as being the Senior Independent Director at Facilities by ADF plc. Alexandra’s international executive career spanned investment banking, global capital markets, and investment management, most latterly as Managing Director at Barclays plc, and prior to that as Director of Global Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is a Fellow of Chapter Zero, holds an MA Hons Economics from Cambridge University, is a Chartered Member of the CISI (MCSI), a Green and Sustainable Finance Professional, Chartered Banker Institute (CCBI GSFP), and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing. She was appointed to the board of STS Global Income & Growth Trust in April 2022 and chairs the Nominations & Remuneration Committee.
James is the Senior Fund Manager responsible for the Trojan Global Income Strategy. He has over 20 years’ investment experience, and has managed global equity portfolios since 2002. James is manager of the Trojan Global Income Fund, co-manager of the Trojan Ethical Global Income Fund and was awarded management of STS Global Income & Growth Trust in November 2020.
Joining Troy in 2016 to establish the Trojan Global Income Fund, James was previously a Fund Manager at Newton Investment Management where he established and managed the Newton Global Income Fund. He was also the alternate manager on the Newton Real Return Fund. Under James’s management, the Newton Global Income fund grew to c. £4.5bn in AUM and was first in its sector over 10 years. James graduated from Bristol University with a BSc in Politics, before completing his Masters in Finance at the London Business School. He holds the ASIP qualification and is an Associate Member of the CFA Society of the UK.
Tomasz is the co-manager of the Trojan Ethical Global Income Fund, Assistant Fund Manager of the Trojan Global Income Fund and has responsibility for the analysis of global companies and their selection for Troy’s portfolios.
He joined Troy in 2017 from Susa Fund Management, a European equity fund. He previously worked as an Associate at Bain Capital Credit. Tomasz graduated in European Economics from the University of Rome, before completing his Masters in Economics at Bocconi University, and his MBA at London Business School.