Mr. Duncan Fitzwilliams started his career in fund management with F&C Management, where he managed portfolios in North America & Europe and specialised in venture capital and unquoted investments. He was joint manager of The Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust and an executive Director and then a non-executive Director for 17 years. He was a founder and Chairman of CASE plc from 1970 - 1987. Duncan has considerable experience in financing small companies and has sat on the boards of many public and private companies, including Bespak Plc (Audit Committee), Quadrant Healthcare Plc (Audit & Remuneration Committee), The Attock Oil Company and The Alliance Investment Company. He recently completed his term as a non-executive Director of AXA Investment Managers SA (Chairman Audit Committee), one of the world's largest fund management companies and sits on the boards of several private companies financed by Nash Fitzwilliams. Mr. Fitzwilliams received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford.