JLEN
JLEN
 

Board of directors

Members of JLEN’s Board of Directors, all of whom are non-executive and independent of the Investment Adviser, are listed below.

JLEN has adopted the Association of Investment Companies (the “AIC”) Code of Corporate Governance which has been endorsed by the Financial Reporting Council. In 2014, the Company became a member of the AIC so that the Company can benefit from the ongoing development of best practice in the industry.

Richard Morse

Richard Morse

Chairman

Richard has more than 31 years’ experience in energy and infrastructure, including environmental energy. He is a partner at Opus Corporate Finance, where he leads the environmental energy practice. His current boardroom experience includes Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Audit Committee), Woodard Corporation (Chairman), and Heathrow Southern Rail Limited (non‑executive Director).

Past Experience

Richard trained as an investment banker, becoming Deputy Head of Corporate Finance and head of the utilities and energy team at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, before taking up senior roles in the energy and utilities practices at Goldman Sachs and Greenhill International, and a Senior Adviser role at Matrix Corporate Capital.

Committee memberships

  • NC
Richard Ramsay

Richard Ramsay

Senior Independent Director

Richard is a chartered accountant with considerable experience of the energy sector and the closed-end fund industry. He is currently Chairman of Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc, an investment trust. He is also Chairman of Northcourt Limited, Wolsey Group Limited and a director of Castle Trust Capital plc and URICA Limited, all unlisted companies in the financial services sector.

Past Experience

Richard’s energy sector experience includes: leading the Barclays de Zoete Wedd team that privatised the Scottish electricity industry; a period at Ofgem as Managing Director Finance and Regulation; and working as director of the Shareholder Executive, principally involved with government businesses in the nuclear sector. At Ivory & Sime, Barclays de Zoete Wedd and latterly at Intelli Corporate Finance, he has worked as a corporate adviser in the closed-end funds sector, completing over £2.5 billion of transactions. He has been a director of two investment trusts and one venture capital trust.

Committee memberships

  • AC
Christopher Legge

Christopher Legge

Director

Christopher Legge, a resident of Guernsey, worked for Ernst and Young in Guernsey from 1983 to 2003 and was head of Audit and Accountancy from 1990 to 1998 where he was responsible for the audits of a number of banking, insurance, investment fund, property fund and other financial services clients. He was appointed managing partner in 1998.

Past Experience

Since his retirement from Ernst and Young in 2003, Chris has held a number of non-executive directorships in the financial services sector including TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund Limited, Sherborne Investors (Guernsey) B Limited, Sherborne Investors (Guernsey) C Limited, Third Point Offshore Investors Limited and Ashmore Global Opportunities Limited, all of which are UK listed and where he also chairs the Audit Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Committee memberships

  • AC RC
DENISE MILEHAM

DENISE MILEHAM

Director

Denise Mileham, a resident of Guernsey, has acted in non-executive director roles for the past nine years and previously sat on the Board of Resolution Limited, whilst it was a FTSE 100 listed company and owner of the Friends Life Group. She was previously an Executive Director of Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Fund Services, where she acted as Head of Fund Administration and Deputy Head of Fund Services (which included custody). She also worked at Close Fund Services, where she was Director of New Business, running a team responsible for marketing, sales and implementation.

Past Experience

In her earlier career, Denise worked in the funds department of Barclaytrust before moving to Credit Suisse, where she undertook a number of roles, including Compliance Officer in the fund administration department. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities and Investment and is also a member of the Institute of Directors, the Guernsey NED Forum and the Guernsey Investment Fund Association and has sat on their Technical Committee.

Committee memberships

  • NC RC
PETER NEVILLE

PETER NEVILLE

Director

Peter has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial services and financial services regulatory sectors in the UK and overseas. He has worked in merchant banking and corporate finance in the UK and the Far East, undertaking IPOs, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. He was involved in establishing the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation in the UK and the regulatory regime for funds and investment management firms in Malta. Peter currently holds a number of non‑executive directorships including at both Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities.

Past Experience

Peter was Director General of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission from 2001 until 2009. Since retiring he has held a number of non-executive directorships, including as Chairman of Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Limited and as a director of Mytrah Energy Limited. He holds an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Committee memberships

  • AC NC RC

Key

  • ACAudit Committee
  • NCNomination Committee
  • RCRisk Committee

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