SchroderJapan Growth Fund announces Belinda Richards to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Schroder Japan Growth Fund plc (LSE:SJG) announced the appointment of Belinda Richards as an independent non-executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1 January 2018. Mrs Richards has also been appointed a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Management Engagement Committee.

Mrs Richards is a former senior partner at Deloitte LLP with a thirty year career specialising in business operations and strategy development with a particular focus on the Financial Services and Consumer Products sectors. She is currently a non-executive director and the chair of the audit committee of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, a non-executive director and the senior independent director of Grainger plc, a non-executive director of The Monks Investment Trust plc and Phoenix Group Holdings. Mrs Richards is a former director of Aviva UK Life and Pensions, Balfour Beatty plc and Friends Life Group plc. In addition, she is a member of the FRC’s Advisory Group of Audit Committee Chairmen and a member of the Governing Council of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.

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