William Scott to retire as a non-exec director of Pershing Square Holdings

Maria Nikolova

William Scott’s decision is attributed to the increased demands of his other directorships.

Pershing Square Holdings Ltd (LON:PSH) today announces that William Scott has informed the Board of his decision to retire as a non-executive director of the company.

Mr Scott’s decision is attributed to the increased demands of his other directorships. William Scott has been a non-executive director since 2012. His retirement from the Board will take effect as of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Anne Farlow, Chairman of PSH, said: “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Bill for his dedication to PSH since 2012. The Board has benefited greatly from his valuable input and we wish him all the best in the future.”

William Scott

Mr Scott currently serves as independent non-executive director of a number of investment companies and funds, including Axiom European Financial Debt Fund Limited. He is also a director of The Flight and Partners Recovery Fund Limited and a number of funds sponsored by Man Group (Absolute Alpha Fund PCC Limited and MAN AHL Diversified PCC Limited).

Mr Scott worked as senior vice president with FRM Investment Management Limited, now part of Man Group plc, from 2003 to 2004; was a director at Rea Brothers (which became part of the Close Brothers group in 1999) from 1989 to 2002 and was assistant investment manager with the London Residuary Body Superannuation Scheme from 1987 to 1989.

Mr Scott graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and is a chartered accountant having qualified with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young LLP) in 1987. He also holds the Securities Institute Diploma and is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a chartered wealth manager.

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