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Sarah Bates

Senior Independent Director

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Member of the Nomination Committee.

Sarah joined the Board in 2021. Sarah is a Fellow of CFA UK and was previously Chair of the Association of Investment Companies. Sarah was also previously Chair of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, Merian Global Investors Limited, St James’ Place plc, JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc, Witan Pacific Investment Trust plc and Chair of the Audit Committees of New India Investment Trust plc and of U and I Group plc. Sarah was a founder of the Diversity Project and formerly an Ambassador for Chapter Zero.

She was also Chair of the Nomination Committee and Senior Independent Director of Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC, and Chair of John Lewis Partnership Trust for Pensions.