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Penny Freer

  • Position: Chair


Appointed: December 2005

Skills and experience:

Penny was appointed Interim Chair of the Board in June 2022 and Chair in March 2023. Penny has worked in investment banking for over 25 years. Until 2004 Penny was Head of Equity Capital Markets at Robert W Baird and from 2004 to 2005, Deputy Chair of Robert W Baird Limited. Prior to this she was Head of Small/Mid Cap Equities for Credit Lyonnais. Penny is Chair of AP Ventures LLP and holds various other board appointments.

Other key external appointments:

Chair of The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Non-Executive Director of Weir Group PLC.