Acorn Income Fund welcomes Sharon Parr to its Board as Independent Director alongside Nigel Ward as new Chairman

– GUERNSEY, St. Peter Port –  Acorn Income Fund Limited (LON: AIF) today announced the retirement of Helen Green as Chairman and Independent Director of the Company effective from 16 August 2019 and consequently announced that Nigel Ward has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Additionally, the Company also announced that Mrs Sharon Parr has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effect from 16 August 2019.

Nigel Ward said:My fellow directors and I are very pleased to welcome Sharon as a member of the Board. She brings a wealth of relevant experience and we look forward to working with her. ”

Mrs Green has been a Director of the Company since 2007, and the Board has greatly appreciated the experience and support she has contributed to the development of the Company.

“I would like to take this opportunity personally and on behalf of the board to thank Helen for her valuable service and contribution, not least for her leadership of the board over the past 7 years.” he added.

About Sharon Parr

Sharon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is a resident of Guernsey. In 2003, she led private equity-backed MBO of the trust and fund administration division of Deloitte and Touche, called Walbrook, which was subsequently sold to Barclays Wealth in 2007. As a Managing Director of Barclays, she ultimately became global head of their trust and fund administration businesses, comprising over 450 staff in 10 countries. Sharon stepped down from her executive roles in 2011 to focus on other areas and interests but has maintained directorships in
several companies.

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