21 November 2023
HgCapital Trust plc
("HGT", "the Company")
Legal Entity Identifier: 213800J7QUJJBEFSIN38
HGT is pleased to announce that Ms Helena Coles will join the Board on 21 November 2023.
Helena has over 20 years of investment experience, has considerable expertise in ESG, gained through the perspectives of an asset owner, asset manager, as well as UK regulator, and co-founded and built a successful fund management firm with peak AUM of over US$10bn.
Jim Strang, Chairman of HGT, said: On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Helena to HGT. She has a wealth of investment experience, which will bring a diversity of skills, background and personal strengths relevant to HGT now and as the Company continues to execute its strategy of investing in a portfolio of high-growth private companies in the software and services sector."
Helena is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has been an investor in emerging markets and Asian equity for over 20 years. Throughout her career, Helena gained an extensive understanding of the financial markets and brings a wealth of experience in portfolio and asset management, asset allocation, and the investment process. In her previous roles, Helena has also focused on ESG at Fidelity International and banking supervision at the Bank of England.
Helena currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Shaftesbury Capital plc and served on the Board of Shaftesbury plc since 2021 until its merger with Capital & Counties Properties Plc in March 2023. Helena is also a Non-Executive Director of JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust Plc and a Non-Executive Director of Schroder Japan Trust Plc. She is the Independent Investment Advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.
Helena holds a BA Hons in Politics and Economics from Durham University.
On appointment to HGT, Helena will join the Audit, Valuation & Risk Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Management Engagement Committee.
There are no other details that are required to be disclosed under 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.
For further details please contact:
Laura Dixon (Senior Investor Relations Manager, Hg)
+44 (0) 78 2459 2894
Aleksandra Saldarini (Company Secretary, Link Company Matters Limited)
+44 (0) 7540 297 938
About HgCapital Trust plc
HgCapital Trust plc, whose shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: HGT.L), gives investors exposure through a liquid vehicle to a portfolio of high-growth private companies in the software and services sector. The selection of new investments and creation of value in these businesses are managed by Hg, an experienced and well-resourced private equity firm with a long-term track record of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns for its investors. For further details, please see www.hgcapitaltrust.com.