Board of Directors

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

Executive Directors
  • Gavin Rochussen
    Chief Executive Officer
    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
    Executive Director
    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
    Appointed to the Board in July 2007 and became Chairman in September 2007. Tom was 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
    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.
  • Jamie Cayzer-Colvin
    Non-Executive Director
    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
    Appointed to the Board in July 2018. Alexa is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in finance and accounting. She spent the last nine years of her executive career at HSBC, where she was the Global CFO of the Asset Management division before heading up the finance function of its Commercial Banking business in Europe.
    Chair of Audit Committee
    Member of Nomination Committee
    Member of Remuneration Committee
  • Win Robbins
    Non-Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee
    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
    Chair of Remuneration Committee
    Member of Audit Committee

Company Secretary

Neil Taylor
Company Secretary

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