Board of Directors

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

Executive Directors
  • Tim Woolley
    Chief Executive / Co-founder
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    Appointed to the Board in 2002. Tim joined Henderson Global Investor’s technology team in 1996 and left with Brian to establish Polar Capital Partners in 2001.
  • 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. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Non-Executive Directors
  • Tom Bartlam
    Chairman
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    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 Pantheon International plc and Jupiter UK Growth Trust plc. He was a non-executive director of The Diverse Income Trust plc until April 2016.
    Chairman of Nomination Committee
    Member of Audit Committee
    Member of Remuneration Committee
  • Hugh Aldous
    Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
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    Appointed to the Board and as Chair of the Audit Committee in July 2007. Hugh was a partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP and was formerly a partner in RSM Robson Rhodes from 1976 where he was latterly head of its financial services team. Hugh is Chairman of Capita Sinclair Henderson Ltd and SPL Guernsey ICC Ltd and is a non-executive director of Innospec Inc, Asian Total Return Investment Company plc (formerly Henderson Asian Growth Trust plc), and Elderstreet VCT.
    Chairman of Audit Committee
    Member of Nomination Committee
  • Brian Ashford-Russell
    Non-executive Director/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 his resignation in September 2000 to set up Polar Capital in 2001. He was the appointed fund manager of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, from launch in 1996 until May 2006.
  • George Bumeder
    Non-Executive Director
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    George is Senior Vice President of XL Group Investments LLC, a subsidiary of XL Group plc, which, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of insurance and reinsurance.
    Member of Remuneration Committee
    Member of Nomination Committee
  • Jamie Cayzer-Colvin
    Non-executive Director
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    Appointed to the Board in 2002. Jamie is a director of Caledonia Investments plc, Chairman of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and a non-executive director of India Capital Growth Fund plc.
    Member of Remuneration Committee
    Member of Audit Committee
    Member of Nomination Committee
  • Michael Thomas
    Non-executive Director and Chairman of Remuneration Committee
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    Appointed to the Board January 2008. Michael was a director of Martin Currie Limited and investment manager of the Japanese team until his retirement in 2007. He is a non-executive director of Japaninvest Group plc.
    Chairman of Remuneration Committee
    Member of Nomination Committee
    Member of Audit Committee

Company Secretary

Neil Taylor
Company Secretary

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