After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Diana spent five years in investment banking with Hill Samuel Bank. Since then she has held a number of roles as finance director of various venture capital and private equity backed businesses and listed companies involved in software, financial services, renewable energy and coal mining. She was also company secretary of Tullett Prebon plc and Collins Stewart Tullett plc. Diana is currently a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Smart Space Software plc which is listed on AIM and which provides software for smart buildings and commercial spaces.
Lord St. John has been a member of the House of Lords of the UK Parliament since 1978 and is currently Deputy Chairman of Strand Hanson Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman of Global Resources Investment Trust, a member of the Advisory Board of Silicon Valley Bank, Non-Executive Director of Albion Ventures LLP, Chairman of the Governing Board of Certification International and holds advisory roles with Milio International, Alliance Media Group USA, Sapinda and ABN Corporation. Lord St John received a BA and a BScoSc in Psychology from Cape Town University, a BProc in Law from the University of South Africa and an LLM from the London School of Economics.
Mr Attard-Manche is a former CEO of value equity hedge fund, Noster Capital LLP. Directly prior to this, he was a partner at Tell Investments, which he jointly founded in 2002. Previously, he was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch in London, responsible for all hedge fund distribution in Europe.
Mrs Hadgill is a non-executive director and Chair of the Investment Committee of PG Mutual, a non-executive director of Henderson Diversified Income Trust plc, and a non-executive director of Chelverton UK Dividend Trust plc and its wholly owned subsidiary, SDV 2025 ZDP plc. She was formerly a Managing Director at BlackRock and Head of the UK Product Specialist Group and prior to this, a UK Equity Fund Manager at Schroder Investment Management Limited.
Portfolio Management and Research
Terry Smith graduated in History from University College Cardiff in 1974. He worked for Barclays Bank from 1974-83 and became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 1976. He obtained an MBA at The Management College, Henley in 1979. He became a stockbroker with W Greenwell & Co in 1984 and later joined Barclays de Zoete Wedd, holding the position of the top-rated bank analyst in London from 1984-89. In 1990 he became head of UK Company Research at UBS Phillips & Drew, a position from which he was dismissed in 1992 following the publication of his best selling book Accounting for Growth. He joined Collins Stewart shortly after, and became a director in 1996. In 2000 he became Chief Executive and led the management buy-out of Collins Stewart, which was floated on the London Stock Exchange five months later. In 2003 Collins Stewart acquired Tullett Liberty and followed this in 2004 with the acquisition of Prebon Group, creating the world's second largest inter-dealer broker. Collins Stewart and Tullett Prebon were demerged in 2006 with Terry remaining CEO of Tullett Prebon until September 2014. In 2010 he founded Fundsmith where he is CEO and CIO. In 2012 he was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to New Zealand-UK relations following the success of his campaign to commemorate the New Zealander, Air Marshal Sir Keith Park.
Simon Barnard joined Fundsmith LLP in September 2017. He started his career at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in 2003 as a research analyst on the technology and industrial sectors. He moved to the consumer sector in 2008 and became the Global Lead Portfolio Manager for the consumer discretionary sector in 2012. In 2014 he was named Portfolio Manager of the "Global Income Builder Fund", a multi-asset strategy. Upon its launch in 2016 he became Portfolio Manager of the "Global Millennials Fund", a concentrated global equity growth fund. Simon has a First Class degree in Economics from Cambridge University and is a CFA charter holder.
Will Morgan joined Fundsmith LLP in July 2017. He previously spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs. He began his career there in 2000, initially in the asset management division, before moving to equity sales in 2002. In 2003 he joined the Global Investment Research division as an analyst covering the insurance sector, and became head of the team in 2008. In 2011 he moved to lead coverage of the Construction & Building Materials sector, becoming a Managing Director in 2013 and deputy head of the Industrials business unit. He became a sector specialist for Autos and Industrials in 2015. He has a First Class degree in Economics & Politics from the University of Bristol and is a CFA charter holder.
Jonathan joined from Canaccord Genuity, where he had been a senior technology analyst since 2010. He was previously at Altium Securities where he covered technology for 6 years, latterly becoming the Head of Research. Prior to Altium, he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort covering emerging markets equity research and subsequently pan-European IT services in the large cap technology team. Jonathan was Techmark analyst of the year in 2007 and was number 1 or 2 in his sector in the FT Starmine survey between 2006 and 2010. Prior to taking up a career as an analyst, Jonathan wrote country investment reports covering Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala, India, Russia, Hungary and Zimbabwe. Jonathan has an MBA from INSEAD and is a fluent Spanish speaker.