BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust announces Craig Cleland to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc (LON:BRLA) today announced the appointment of Craig Cleland as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 January 2019. Mr Cleland will also serve as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Nomination and Management Engagement Committees.

Mr Cleland is Head of Corporate Development/Investment Trusts, at CQS (UK) LLP, a multi-asset asset management firm in London with a focus on credit markets, where his responsibilities include advising and developing the closed-end fund business. He was previously at JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited, latterly as Managing Director, and led their technical groups in the investment trust business. He also worked with the AIC technical committee on SORP and taxation changes in connection with this role. Prior to that he was a Director and senior company secretary at Fleming Investment Trust Management, transferring to JPMorgan Asset Management after Chase Manhattan Bank acquired Robert Fleming Holdings Limited. Mr Cleland currently sits on the Board of Invesco Perpetual Select Trust plc.

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