Chair Of The Audit Committee
Jamie Skinner is a qualified accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Jamie joined Cazenove & Co in 1989 as a corporate finance executive working principally on investment companies and also other sector IPO activity, and in 1995 he was appointed Managing Director of the Johannesburg office. In 1999 Jamie joined Martin Currie Investment Management limited as a director and in 2014 was appointed Head of Client Services. Jamie retired from Martin Currie at the end of July 2018. Jamie served as President and CEO of The China Fund, Inc. until 2012, President and CEO of The Taiwan Fund, Inc. until 2014 and President of the Martin Currie Business Trust until 2015. Jamie was appointed to the board of Martin Currie, Inc. in March 2013 and to the board of the Martin Currie Japan Absolute Return Fund in January 2016, retiring from these roles on 17 May 2018 and 10 May 2018 respectively. Jamie is currently a non-executive director of Ediston Property Investment Company plc, the Asian Opportunities Absolute Return Fund Limited and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon plc.