Adrian Waters (Chairman) (Irish)
Adrian is a resident in Ireland and is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is the principal of Fund Governance Solutions, an independent funds consultancy. He has over 20 years’ experience in the offshore funds industry. From 1993 to 2001, he held various executive positions within The BISYS Group, Inc. (now part of the Citi Group), including chief executive officer of BISYS Fund Services (Ireland) Limited and finally as Senior Vice President – Europe for BISYS Investment Services out of London. From 1989 to 1993, he was employed by the Investment Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and prior to that by Oliver Freaney and Company, Chartered Accountants, in Dublin. He is an independent director of several other offshore funds.
David Boyle (British)
David worked for Morgan Grenfell from 1965 to 1982 in a number of capacities including corporate finance and, from 1977, asset management. In 1982 he joined the investment management subsidiary of Rowe & Pitman and, following that firm’s merger with Mercury Securities in 1986, became a director of Mercury Asset Management plc. He retired in 1997 and is currently a director of and shareholder in the parent company of the Investment Manager and other investment companies, a pro-chancellor of Essex University, deputy chairman of Essex Community Foundation, and holds other voluntary sector posts.
William Backhouse (British)
William qualified as a chartered accountant. He joined the corporate finance department of Barings in 1970 and from 1984 until he retired in 1993, he was a director of Baring Asset Management. He is chairman of Thames River Multi Hedge PCC . Mr Backhouse is a shareholder in the parent company of the Investment Manager.
Michael Boyce (Irish)
Michael is a resident in Ireland and acts as an independent director and a consultant to a number of Irish collective investment schemes. Prior to this, he was an executive director of Northern Trust Investor Services (Ireland) from 1990. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years including stockbroking, investment management and fund administration. He holds a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Michael Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the Institute of Directors Ireland, as well as the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland.