Charles Cade was appointed a Director in 2022. He has over 25 years’ experience in the investment Companies sector, and was ranked among the leading analysts throughout his career at Numis Securities, Winterflood Securities, HSBC and Merrill Lynch. He joined the City following an MBA, having previously worked for a consultancy firm and as an economist in the UK government. He currently sits on the Investment Committee of the Rank Foundation charity, and is an independent member of the Investment Research Monitoring Group for interactive investor, the retail platform.