Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust appoints Will Dawkins to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Chelmsford –  Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust PLC (LON: DSM) today announced the appointment of William Dawkins as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 11 November 2019.

The DSM board will once more be four directors, all of whom serve on all committees.

Hugh Aldous, the Chairman, commented: “This appointment not only restores the board to four directors but continues the principle of having board members each with different perspectives. Will Dawkins brings to DSM the bright, enquiring and observant mind of a top financial journalist and foreign editor combined with years of experience in senior executive search. Those are qualities of great value to this particularly active board.”

 

About Will DawkinsWill is Head of UK Board Practice at Spencer Stuart, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm, prior to which he spent 23 years in a variety of posts for The Financial Times, including deputy managing editor, foreign editor and later publishing editor. He is a Cambridge graduate with a master’s degree in English literature from Trinity College and attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. Will also chairs and is a Trustee and Director of the Evelyn Trust, a medical research grant giving charity based in Cambridge, and is a Governor and Director of The Perse School, Cambridge.

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