Mr Milne has been involved with investment funds in the City for over thirty years. He was formerly head of the investment funds team at UBS Warburg, having originally set up the team at Laing & Cruickshank. He is currently a non-executive director of Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Trust plc and, Real Estate Opportunities Limited.
Mr Staple joined Cazenove & Co in 1972 after qualifying as a Barrister. In 1981 he joined NM Rothschild & Sons and became a director of the bank in 1986. He was seconded by Rothschild to the Takeover Panel as director general in 1994, returning to Rothschild in 1996. Mr Staple left Rothschild in 1999 to help establish Benfield Advisory, part of the Benfield reinsurance broking group. He joined Brown Shipley in 2001 and became chief executive of Westhouse in 2005 and Deputy Chairman in 2010.
Mr Getley joined Smith's in 2002 having previously been an institutional fund manager. At Morgan Grenfell he built an emerging market business largely for US pension fund clients and then at Cazenove he was the Director of Asian and Emerging Market investments. He became Chief Executive of Westhouse upon the acquisition of Smith's on 31 December 2010.
Mr Proctor joined Westhouse in July 2013. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer at N+1 Singer and has served in a similar role at an international CFD house and with banking and capital markets businesses in Singapore and South Africa. He qualified as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a holds a CFA and a MBA from INSEAD.
Sir Hayden Phillips
Sir Hayden is the Independent Reviewer of ASA Adjudications, and, amongst other appointments, is an adviser to Englefield Capital, a director of Hanson Family Holdings and Chairman of Marlborough College. He was Chairman of the National Theatre from 2004 to 2010. His previous career was in the Civil Service, where he was Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department (now the Ministry of Justice) from 1998 to 2004, and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport from 1992 to 1998. Before that he held senior positions in the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Home Office and in the European Commission.
Ms. Pope joined Westhouse in August 2012. She is a Director at ICM Research Limited and she is a chartered accountant with considerable experience in corporate finance and investment companies.