British Empire Trust announces Non-Executive Director Susan Noble as next Chairman of the Board

– UK, Exeter – British Empire Trust plc (LSE:BTEM), is pleased to announce that Susan Noble, a non-executive Director of the Company since March 2012, will become Chairman following the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 20 December 2017. Susan succeeds Strone Macpherson, who has been Chairman since December 2007 and a non-executive Director of the Company since December 2002.

Susan Noble has held a number of senior roles in investment management, including Chairman of Alliance Trust Investments and a non-executive director of Alliance Trust PLC. She is currently Chairman of Newton Investment Management and an Associate Director at Manchester Square Partners. Susan was previously a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Head of European and Global Equities and, prior to that, a director and senior European Portfolio Manager at Robert Fleming Asset Management.

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