Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust appoints Graham Paterson to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Henley-on-Thames –  Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc (LON: IPU) today announced the appointment of Graham Paterson as a non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.

Mr Paterson is an investment and financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience in the private equity industry. A chartered accountant, Graham was one of the founding partners of SL Capital Partners LLP, formerly Standard Life Investments where he was a Partner and Board Member until 2010. During his 13 years at SL Capital, he was one of the managers of Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc and was a member of the advisory boards to a number of leading private equity fund managers. In 2013, he co-founded TopQ Software Ltd which was acquired by eVestment Inc in 2015.

Mr Paterson is currently a non-executive director of Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust plc and Mobeus Income & Growth 4 VCT plc. He is also non-executive chairman of Datactics Limited and was previously non-executive chairman of Octopus 4 VCT plc.

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