Board of Directors 2017-06-16T16:33:00+00:00

Board of Directors

Martin Knight


Martin has held a number of project and advisory roles over the last 30 years. He was a director of Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited and subsequently became the principal adviser to the private wealth investment firm, South Audley Street Investments. He was a governor and council member of Imperial College from 1992 to 2010. Martin is Chairman of Cambridge Mechatronics Limited and Frontier Smart Technologies Group Limited. He is also non-executive director of Chrysallis VCT plc. and Trustee of the Royal Institution.

Robert Rayne

Non-Executive Director

Robbie has expertise in a wide range of sectors including real estate, media, consumer, technology and energy. He established LMS Capital’s investment activities in the early 1980s as Investment Director and later Managing Director and Chief Executive of London Merchant Securities.

Robbie is Non-Executive Chairman of Derwent London plc and is involved with a number of of charitable trusts and foundations.

Neil Lerner

Non-Executive Director

Neil retired in September 2006 as Risk Management partner for KPMG where he had responsibilities for managing all aspects of professional risk and reputation. Until September 2009, he was Special Advisor to KPMG’s International captive insurer. Neil is Deputy Chairman at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust and council member of the RNLI. Neil is the Audit Committee Chairman.

Rod Birkett

Non-Executive Director

Rod is a former investment manager and investment company specialist with over 30 years investment experience including equity long only and hedge fund management. Since 2006, he has developed a portfolio of non-executive and consultancy roles. Rod’s experience includes managing JP Morgan Fleming’s investment company business and he is a former director of the Association of Investment Companies. Rod is Trustee and Investment Committee Chairman of Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity, Investment Committee member of the British Heart Foundation and non-executive director of Infiniti China Opportunities Fund.

*Bernard Duroc-Danner has confirmed that he will not be standing for re-election at the forthcoming 2017 AGM’

Company Secretary, Augentius Corporate Services Limited