Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust appoints Mark FitzPatrick to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Edinburgh –  Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC (LON: SMT) today announced the appointment of Mark FitzPatrick to its Board as a non-executive director with effect from 5 October 2021.

He will become Chairman of the Audit Committee with effect from 1 April 2022.

“I am very pleased that Mr FitzPatrick has agreed to join the Board. He has extensive and relevant business and finance experience and will undoubtedly make a valuable contribution to the Company.” said Senior Independent Director, Justin Dowley.

About Mark FitzPatrick

Mr FitzPatrick is Group CFO & COO of Prudential plc, a provider of life and health insurance and asset management exclusively focused on Asia and Africa. He is a member of Prudential’s Group Executive Committee and Board and has overall responsibility for the Group’s Financial and Operational functions, including Actuarial, Strategy, Legal and Corporate Affairs.

Before joining Prudential in July 2017, Mr. FitzPatrick was the Managing Partner, Clients and Markets at Deloitte and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. FitzPatrick worked at Deloitte for 26 years, advising global insurance and investment management clients. He held a range of executive leadership roles and was Vice Chairman of Deloitte between 2011 and 2015. Mr. FitzPatrick previously led Deloitte’s Insurance & Investment Management Audit practice and its Insurance Industry practice.

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