Board of Directors

All Directors and the Company Secretary can be contacted through the Registered Office.

Executive Directors
  • Gavin Rochussen
    Chief Executive Officer
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    Gavin Rochussen, Chief Executive, joined Polar Capital in July 2017 and was previously Group Chief Executive at J O Hambro Capital Management Limited (JOHCM). Prior to JOHCM, Gavin was Group Chief Executive at Fleming Family & Partners Limited, a European multi-family office. Gavin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 in South Africa and was a founding partner of Anderson Rochussen Crisp Inc, a professional services practice, where he led the firm between 1984–1996. Before moving to the UK in 2002, he was Group Finance Director at Allied Electronics Corporation Limited, a JSE listed group. Gavin is advisor to Amigona Holdings Inc, an investment holding Company, an Independent Advisor to James Hambro & Partners LLP, a wealth management boutique.
  • John Mansell
    Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer
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    Appointed to the Board in 2002, having joined Polar Capital in 2001. Prior to joining Polar Capital he spent 11 years at Lazard Asset Management. John is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Non-Executive Directors
  • Tom Bartlam
    Chairman
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    Appointed to the Board in July 2007 and became Chairman in September 2007. Tom was a managing director of Intermediate Capital Group plc which he co-founded from 1989 until his retirement in 2005. He is non-executive Chairman of Jupiter UK Growth Trust plc.
    Chairman of Nomination Committee
    Member of Audit Committee
    Member of Remuneration Committee
  • Brian Ashford-Russell
    Non-Executive Director and Founder
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    Appointed to the Board in 2002. Brian was head of the technology team at Henderson Global Investors from 1987 until September 2000 and is a co-founder of Polar Capital. He was the appointed fund manager of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, from launch in 1996 until May 2006. He is a Director of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc.
  • Jamie Cayzer-Colvin
    Non-Executive Director
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    Appointed to the Board in 2002. Jamie is a director of Caledonia Investments plc and Chairman of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc.
    Member of Nomination Committee
    Member of Remuneration Committee
    Member of Audit Committee
  • Alexa Coates
    Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
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    Appointed to the Board in July 2018 (subject to FCA approval). Alexa is a chartered accountant with 25 years’ experience in finance and accounting. She has spent the last 10 years at a senior level in the financial services industry, having joined HSBC in 2008 where she became the Global CFO of Asset Management before heading up the finance function for commercial banking, Europe. She is a non-executive director of Schroders Oriental Income Fund Ltd, a Guernsey domiciled, London-listed investment trust.
    Chair of Audit Committee
    Member of Nomination Committee
    Member of Remuneration Committee
  • Quintin Price
    Non-Executive Director
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    Appointed to the Board in July 2018 (subject to FCA approval). Quintin has had a 30 year career in the investment banking and investment management industries, working at a senior level for a number of leading companies. From 2005 to 2015 he was at BlackRock where he was global head of alpha strategies and a member of the global executive committee. He is a senior advisor at Actis, a privately-owned private equity, real estate and energy & infrastructure company.
    Member of Audit Committee
    Member of Nomination Committee
    Member of Remuneration Committee
  • Win Robbins
    Non-Executive Director
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    Appointed to the Board in June 2017. Win is a non-executive Director of City Merchants High Yield Trust Ltd. a Jersey-domiciled, London-listed investment trust and a non-executive member of the Investment Committee of St. James Place Partnership plc. Win is also an Independent Trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research Pension Fund.
    Member of Nomination Committee
    Member of Remuneration Committee
    Member of Audit Committee
  • Michael Thomas
    Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Remuneration Committee
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    Appointed to the Board in January 2008. Michael was a director of Martin Currie Limited and investment manager of the Japanese team until his retirement in 2007.
    Member of Nomination Committee
    Member of Audit Committee

Company Secretary

Neil Taylor
Company Secretary

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