Aurora Investment Trust appoints Board member Lucy Walker as Deputy Chairman and Chairman-designate

– UK, London –  Aurora Investment Trust PLC (LON: ARR), today announced the selection of Lucy Walker to succeed Lord Howard Flight as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the next AGM in 2022. During this interim period, Ms. Walker will become Deputy Chairman of the Board and work closely with Lord Flight to enable an orderly transition.

Ms. Walker has been an independent non-executive director since 2 December 2019 and has been a strong contributor to discussions which has earned her the respect of the Board, Fund Manager, and key stakeholders alike.

The company confirmed that the Chairman of the Board, Lord Howard Flight and The Honourable James Nelson, will retire from the Board with effect from the end of the next AGM in 2022.

About Lucy WalkerMs Walker currently serves as a non-executive director of Henderson International Income Trust, as well as an independent member of the audit & risk committee for SportsAid. In 2020 she founded AM Insights, striving to be the fastest, most intuitive, and mobile-friendly fund research platform. Ms. Walker started her career in the investment management industry at HSBC Global Asset Management and later became fund manager and Head of Third Party Funds at Sarasin & Partners LLP. There she managed the team responsible for researching over £1.2 billion of assets under management and managed a range of funds, as well as the model portfolio service. Ms Walker is a CFA charterholder.

Lord Flight, Chairman of the Company said: “We are delighted that Lucy has agreed to act as the Company’s Deputy Chairman and Chairman designate. We believe that her strong leadership skills, extensive knowledge, and experience will serve the Company well in the years ahead.”

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