BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust appoints Ronald Gould to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Edinburgh –  BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc (LON:BRSC) today announced the appointment of Ronald Gould as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 April 2019. Mr Gould will also serve as a member of the Company’s Audit, Nomination and Management Engagement Committees.

Mr Gould is currently a non-executive director of ONE Re Ltd and Chairman of Think Alliance Asia and Compliance Science Ltd, and was previously a non-executive director of the JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust plc. He was also previously Managing Director and head of the Promontory Financial Group in China, CEO of Chi-X Asia Pacific, Senior Adviser to the UK Financial Services Authority, CEO of investment bank ABG Sundal Collier and Vice Chairman of Barclays Bank asset management activities.

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