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.