Immediate Release 17 August 2012
Collins Stewart Investment Funds plc(the Company)
Re: Appointment of Director.
The directors of Collins Stewart Investment Funds plc (the Directors)wish to announce the appointment of Ms Bronwyn Wright as a director with effect from 07 August 2012.
Bronwyn Wright has been acting as an Independent Non-Executive Director since July 2009, having worked in Citigroup from 1994 until June 2009. During her time in Citigroup she was a Managing Director working in Capital Markets and Banking, she was Head of Securities and Fund Services for Citi Ireland with responsibility for the management, growth and strategic direction of the securities and fund services business which included funds, custody, security finance and global agency and trust.
Due to her role in managing Citi's European fiduciary business, Ms. Wright has extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and best market practice in the UK, Luxembourg, Jersey, Cayman, Germany and Ireland. Ms. Wright holds a degree in Economics and Politics as well as a Masters degree in Economics from University College Dublin.
Ms. Wright is past chairperson of the Irish Funds Industry Association committee for Trustee Services. She is a former lecturer for the Institute of Bankers in the Certificate and Diploma in Mutual Funds. She is co-author of the Institute of Bankers Diploma in Legal and Regulatory Studies. She has written numerous industry articles, chaired and participated in industry seminars in Europe and the US. She was on an Executive Committee for the DIT school of Accounting and Finance. Ms. Wright is an Irish resident.
Ms Wright has never:
(i) had any unspent convictions in relation to indictable offences; or
(ii) been bankrupt or the subject of an individual voluntary arrangement, or has had a receiver appointed to any of his assets; or
(iii) been a director of any company which, while she was a director with an executive function or within 12 months after she ceased to be a director with an executive function, had a receiver appointed or went into compulsory liquidation, creditors voluntary liquidation, administration or company voluntary arrangements, or made any composition or arrangements with its creditors generally or with any class of its creditors; or
(iv) been a partner of any partnership, which while she was a partner or within 12 months after she ceased to be a partner, went into compulsory liquidation, administration or partnership voluntary arrangement, or had a receiver appointed to any partnership asset;
(v) had any public criticism by statutory or regulatory authorities (including recognised professional bodies); or
(vi) been disqualified by a court from acting as a director or from acting in the management or conduct of affairs of any company.
A list of past and current directorships and partnerships held by Ms Wright