– UK, Dundee – Alliance Trust PLC (LSE:ATST), is pleased to announce that Clare Dobie has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company and will join the Board with immediate effect.
Clare has had a successful career in marketing and client service in asset management companies, most recently running her own marketing consultancy for ten years until 2015. From 2001 – 2005 Clare was at GAM as Group Head of Marketing and served on the Executive Business Committee. Prior to that, from 1993 – 2001, Clare had a number of roles at Barclays Global Investors, including Head of Marketing. Clare’s early career includes 15 years as a financial journalist, her last role being City Editor at The Independent for three years. Clare is currently a non-executive director of Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC, F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust PLC and Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund PLC.
Commenting on the changes, Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chair of Alliance Trust PLC, said: “I am delighted that Clare is joining the Board as she brings extensive knowledge of marketing and client service within asset management companies. Her skills and expertise in the investment trust sector and her early background in financial journalism provide an ideal complement to an already strong Board.”
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