Michael Baines, Chairman
Michael Baines is a graduate of the University of Oxford and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and has previously held high-level positions such as the Head of Risk Management and Deputy Chairman of Robert Fleming Securities and Managing Director at Atlas Capital. Mr Baines is the Chairman of Church House Investment Management. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the BlackRock Armed Forces Common Investment Fund.
Christopher Casey, Audit Committee Chairman
Christopher Casey has extensive experience as a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of public companies, in particular investment trusts. His other current appointments include TR European Growth Trust plc, BlackRock North American Income Trust plc, CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income plc and Mobius Investment Trust plc. Christopher’s career spans over 40 years and he was previously a partner at KPMG. He graduated from Oxford University in 1977 with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Guner Turkmen has extensive experience in trading, risk and asset management and asset allocation. In 2000, he founded Cougar Asset Management, an independent hedge fund manager. In 2006, he co-founded Union Capital Group and was in charge of asset management through to 2011. At the end of 2007, he founded Lake Geneva Investment Partners S.A. Mr Turkmen is a Turkish national.