Foreign & Col Invest Trust appoints Edward Knapp to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust PLC (LSE:FRCL), announces the appointment of Edward Knapp as a non-executive Director with immediate effect.

Edward Knapp is an expert in operational transformation, board advisory and performance optimisation, currently as a Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Management for Barclays Bank within the Global Risk Function. Until 2012 he was at McKinsey & Company, providing extensive board and executive-level advisory to clients worldwide, focusing on banking operations, strategy, value creation and risk management.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Fraser, Chairman, said: “I am delighted that Edward Knapp is joining the Board. Edward is an exceptional leader and brings over a decade of experience in Board advisory and operational transformation, including deep expertise in financial services and risk.”

Edward Knapp said: “It is an honour to join the Board as a non-executive Director at this important time for the Company. I look forward to serving our shareholders with energy and focus, ensuring that we deliver the best possible performance.”

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