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Diane Seymour-Williams

Brooks Macdonald Group Plc

Non Executive Director

Brooks Macdonald Group Plc

London, UK

Diane Seymour-Williams

Biography

Diane is an experienced Non Executive Director and Chair with positions across the quoted Wealth and Asset Management, Asian Equity, Private Equity, Investment Services and VCT sectors. She is also a Partner of Acorn Capital Advisers, an independent adviser to family offices and families.

Her executive career in investment management included roles as CIO, CEO and portfolio manager with considerable international experience, particularly in Asia and across global, boutique and start-up businesses.

Currently Diane's roles include Non Executive Director of Brooks Macdonald Group PLC and, until recently, Chair of their Remuneration Committee. She is a Non-Executive Director of Standard Life Private Equity Trust PLC and PraxisIFM Group Limited. Her pro bono work includes serving as an Investment Committee Member of Newnham College, Cambridge.

Diane graduated from Cambridge University and holds a Master of Arts in Economics.

Diane Seymour-Williams’ Background

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Acorn Capital Advisers
Director
Mar 2018 - Present
London, UK
Diane is a Director at Acorn Capital Advisers, an independent wealth management adviser to family offices and UHNWI.
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Chairman, Remuneration Committee
Sep 2012 - Jul 2019
London, UK
Brooks Macdonald Group PLC was founded in 1991 and is an AIM listed wealth manager specialising in providing investment management services in the UK and internationally.
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Current Board Positions

Non Executive Director
Aug 2019 - Present
Guernsey, UK
PraxisIFM was established in 1972 and is an independent, owner-managed, group of companies. They provide a wide range of bespoke professional services to private individuals, families & international corporate clients.
Non Executive Director
Oct 2018 - Present
London, UK
As at June 2020, SEI manages or administers $1 trillion (811 billion GBP) in hedge, private equity, mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $318 billion (258 billion GBP) in assets under management and $693 billion (562 billion GBP) in client assets under administration. SEI is a public company and is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SEIC.
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Previous Board Positions

Non Executive Director
Sep 2017 - Feb 2019
London, UK
Calculus Capital offer private equity investment opportunities with substantial tax advantages from the most experienced, award-winning, Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) Fund Manager.
Non Executive Director
Jun 2010 - Jun 2019
London, UK
Witan Pacific is a UK-listed investment trust invested in Asia Pacific equities and currently managed by Aberdeen, Matthews Asia and Gavekal.
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Philanthropy

Investment Committee Member (Pro bono)
2004 - Present
Cambridge, UK
Newnham College forms part of the University of Cambridge and was established in 1871 as one of the first women’s colleges. It is now the only undergraduate college with an all-female Fellowship.

Diane Seymour-Williams’ Education