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Diane Seymour-Williams

Acorn Capital Advisers

London, UK

Partner

Acorn Capital Advisers

Diane Seymour-Williams

Biography

Diane is an experienced Non Executive 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 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 as Chair of the Remuneration Committee, 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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Partner
Mar 2018 - Present
London, UK
Diane is a Partner at Acorn Capital Advisers, an independent wealth management adviser to family offices and UHNWI.
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 & internationally.
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Other Business Interests

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.

Current Non-Executive 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
Jun 2017 - Present
London, UK
The Standard Life Private Equity Trust aims to achieve long-term returns through holding a diversified portfolio of private equity funds and direct investments, focusing on mid maket buy outs.
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Previous Non-Executive 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 Chair
Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
London, UK
Diane became Non-Executive Chair of the Neptune Calculus Income & Growth VCT Plc, which merged with Calculus VCT in September 2017. Following the merger she became a Non-Executive Director of the enlarged Calculus VCT plc.
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Diane Seymour-Williams’ Education