CC Japan Income & Growth Trust announces Craig Cleland and June Aitken to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Directors

– UK, London –  CC Japan Income & Growth Trust plc (LON: CCJI) today announced the appointments of Craig Cleland and June Aitken to its Board as Non-Executive Directors effective from 1 February 2022.

“We are delighted to welcome both June and Craig to the Board. They bring a wealth of oversight and board experience besides familiarity with Japan and investment markets. We are confident that they will both make a valuable contribution to the Company,” said Board Chairman, Harry Wells.

The company also announced that Non- Executive Director John Scott will retire from the board at the March AGM.

About June Aitken

June Aitken has over 30 years of experience in Asian and global equity markets as an institutional stockbroker. She has held numerous senior roles at HSBC Bank plc, London, including as Global Head of Emerging Market Equity Distribution and Head of Strategy Management. Previously, June was a Managing Director at UBS (AG), Head of Global Equity Product, and Global Head of Asian Equities. June initially worked as a stockbroker specializing in Asian equity sales with WI Carr and County NatWest Securities.

June holds a BA degree in PPE from Oxford University.

June has also held diverse board appointments including HSBC Bank Japan. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of both JPMorgan Asia Growth and Income plc and Greengage Global Holding. She is Chair of PEAL Capital Partners UK Limited and principal of Elemental Partners LLP, consultants.

About Craig Cleland

Craig Cleland has over 35 years of investment trust and fund management experience. Since 2013, he has been Head of Corporate Development/Investment Trusts at CQS (UK) LLP, a multi-asset asset management firm in London business with a focus on credit markets. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Invesco Perpetual Select Trust plc and BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust. Craig also served as a member of the AIC Technical Committee for 10 years and is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Previously, Craig was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited as a Client Director of their investment trust business. He was also Director and Senior Company Secretary at Fleming Investment Trust Management, transferring to JPMorgan Chase after the acquisition of Robert Fleming Holdings Limited.

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