Our Board of Directors is responsible for the management of Walter Scott and sets the firm’s strategy and priorities. It discharges its responsibilities through regular board meetings, committees and operating groups which meet formally and report to the Board.
Jane HendersonManaging Director
Jane is Managing Director of Walter Scott. Having joined the firm in 1995 as an investment analyst, she was instrumental in the development of the firm’s US investment strategy. Jane co-chaired Walter Scott’s Investment Management Group before becoming Managing Director in 2010. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Marine and Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrews.close
Roy LeckieExecutive Director – Investment & Client Service
Roy is Executive Director, Investment & Client Service at Walter Scott. Since joining the firm in 1995, he has held a range of investment, management and governance responsibilities. Roy was integral to the development of the firm’s emerging market capabilities, and he has played a central role in the stewardship of the firm’s global and international strategies since 2007. Roy joined the Walter Scott Board in 2008 and is Co-Chair of the Investment Management Committee. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Statistics from the University of Glasgow.close
Charlie MacQuakerExecutive Director – Investment
Charlie is Executive Director, Investment at Walter Scott. Having joined the firm in 1991, he has had extensive experience of analysing companies around the world, particularly in Europe and Japan. Charlie joined the Board in 2009 and is Co-Chair of the Investment Management Committee. He holds a BSc (Econ) (Hons) in European Studies from the University of Buckingham.close
Jimmy SmithExecutive Director – Investment Operations
Jimmy is Executive Director, Investment Operations at Walter Scott. He joined the firm in 1983 and has spent the majority of his time in the Dealing and Portfolio Implementation teams. Jimmy holds an MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.close
Mitchell Harris is Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management, which includes the company’s asset management and wealth management businesses. He was appointed onto the Walter Scott Board in September 2010. Mitchell is also a member of BNY Mellon’s executive committee, the most senior governing body of the corporation and is the executive committee sponsor for BNY Mellon’s PRISM employee resource group, which fosters an open environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and their allies.
Mitchell’s career in investment management and private banking spans over 30 years in a variety of executive leadership roles. From 2004 to 2009, Mitchell was Chairman and CEO of Standish Mellon Asset Management. Prior to that he was CEO of Pareto Partners from 2000 to 2004, having spent 14 years at Citibank.
He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a BA in Political Science and History from the State University of New York at Albany.close
John Miller is a senior manager within BNY Mellon and was appointed onto the Walter Scott Board in March 2019. Having joined BNY Mellon in 2014, he has held a number of increasingly senior positions within the Investment Management division and the firm. He is currently Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development for BNY Mellon.
John’s experience before joining BNY Mellon included more than eight years with the Boston Consulting Group where he was a Principal. He has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Duke University, a Doctorate in Law from Duke University School of Law and a MBA in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School.close
Alex Hammond-Chambers is an experienced investment professional, manager and director who spent 27 years with Ivory & Sime, latterly as Executive Chairman of the listed company. He joined the Walter Scott Board in February 2019 and was appointed Chairman in July 2020. Alex holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Since retiring from Ivory & Sime, Alex has held a number of non-executive directorships. He is currently the senior independent director of Hampden & Co plc and holds a number of other board positions with UK and Irish investment trusts and companies.close
Stephen PotterIndependent Non-Executive Director
Stephen Potter was formerly Vice Chairman of Northern Trust and CEO of Northern Trust Investments. During his 36-year career with the company, he also served in London for eight years as CEO of Northern Trust Global Services, its principal non-US subsidiary. He joined the Walter Scott Board as of 1 June 2020.
Stephen is Vice Chairman of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and sits on a number of other boards, including the Miami Corporation and Nuveen Churchill BDC. He is also Chairman of the Japan-America Society of Chicago. He holds a degree in Economics and History from Duke University, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and was a Fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative in 2019.close