The Board of Oxford-based Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc has announced the appointment of Jane Tufnell as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Jane will also become a member of the Audit, Risk and Valuation and Management Engagement Committees.
Jane has extensive investment trust and fund management experience, including a number of board and non-executive roles. She spent the majority of her career at Ruffer Investment Management, which she co-founded in 1994. She is currently Chair of Odyssean Investment Trust PLC, Senior Independent Director of Record PLC and a non-executive director of ICG Enterprise Trust PLC, The Diverse Income Trust plc and JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust PLC.
The Board also announces that Steven Harris has stated his intention to step down as a non-executive director on 30 September 2019.
Susan Searle, Chair of Woodford Patient Capital Trust, said: “I am pleased to welcome Jane to the Board of WPCT. I believe that her fund management expertise and familiarity with investment trusts will bring valuable experience to the Board and I look forward to working with her during this important period for WPCT. I would also like to thank Steven for his contribution to WPCT over the past 4 years.“