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AGOL Directors

Richard Hotchkis

Richard Hotchkis is Chairman of AGOL having been appointed to the Board in 2011.  Richard is a Guernsey resident and has 34 years' investment experience. Until 2006, he was an investment manager at the Co-operative Insurance Society, where he started his career in 1976. He has a breadth of investment experience in UK and overseas equities, including emerging markets, and in particular investment companies and other closed ended funds, offshore funds, hedge funds and private equity funds. Richard is currently a director of Alternative Investment Strategies Limited. 

Steve Hicks

Steve Hicks is the Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore") nominated director on a number of Ashmore fund boards. From June 2010 until January 2014 he was the Ashmore Group Head of Compliance. Prior thereto he was Director, Group Compliance at the London listed private equity company, 3i Group plc.  During his career, Steve who is a qualified UK lawyer, has held a number of legal and compliance roles over a period of more than 25 years. 

Steve is not considered to be an independent Director due to his connection with the Investment Manager (Ashmore Investment Management Limited). 

Christopher Legge

Christopher Legge is a Guernsey resident with over 25 years experience in financial services.   He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1980 and spent the majority of his career based in Guernsey with Ernst & Young including being the senior partner of Ernst & Young in the Channel Islands.  Christopher retired from Ernst & Young in 2003 and currently holds a number of directorships in the financial sector including the following investment companies of which he chairs the audit committee: TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund Limited and Third Point Offshore Investors Limited. 

Nigel de la Rue

Nigel de la Rue graduated in 1978 from Pembroke College, Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Sciences.  He is qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, as a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and as a Member of the Institute of Directors. He was employed for 23 years by Baring Asset Management’s Financial Services Division where he was responsible for the group’s Fiduciary Division and sat on the Executive Committee. He left Baring in December 2005, one year after it was acquired by Northern Trust. He has served on the Guernsey Committees of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and STEP, and on the Guernsey Association of Trustees. He also holds a Personal Fiduciary Licence issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.