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John Whittle
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
John is a resident of Guernsey. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. He is a Non-Executive Director of International Public Partnerships Ltd2 (FTSE 250), Starwood European Real Estate Finance Ltd1 (LSE), Toro Ltd1 (SFM), India Capital Growth Fund Ltd, Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd1 and Aberdeen Frontier Markets Investment Company Ltd3 (AIM) and GLI Finance Ltd (AIM)1. He also acts as Non-Executive Director to several other, mainly PE, Guernsey investment funds and B&Q Channel Islands.1 Before choosing to become non-executive he was Finance Director of Close Fund Services, a large independent fund administrator, where he successfully initiated a restructuring of client financial reporting services and was a key member of the business transition team. Prior to moving to Guernsey, he was at Price Waterhouse in London before embarking on a career in business services, predominantly retail and telecoms. He co-led the business turnaround of Talkland International (now Vodafone Retail) and was directly responsible for the strategic shift into retail distribution and its subsequent implementation; he subsequently worked on the £20m private equity acquisition of Ora Telecom. He was previously at John Lewis and was CFO of Windsmoor (London LSE).