Meet the Board

As an investment trust, Allianz Technology Trust is an independent company listed on the London Stock Exchange which means the investment manager is accountable to the Trust’s board of directors. The board is completely autonomous and ensures that the interests of shareholders are looked after.

  • Robert Jeens,  MA (Cantab), FCA
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    Chairman

    Chairman of the Board, the Nomination Committee and the Management Engagement Committee

    Robert joined the Board on 1 August 2013 and became Chairman on 2 April 2014. Following 12 years latterly as an audit partner with Touche Ross, he became Finance Director of Kleinwort Benson and subsequently Woolwich Plc. Robert has extensive experience of the asset management industry and also has experience of technology companies, as Chairman of nCipher Plc and as a non-executive director of Dialight Plc. He is currently Chairman of Remote Media Group, a cloud-based digital signage company, and is a director of Henderson Group PLC and of JP Morgan Russian Securities plc.

  • Humphrey van der Klugt  
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    Senior Independent Director

    Chairman of the Audit Committee

    Member of the Nomination Committee and the Management Engagement Committee

    Humphrey joined on 1 July 2015. Currently Chairman of Fidelity European Values Plc, he is also a director of JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust Plc and Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC.  He is an experienced investment manager and investment company director, having previously served as a director of trusts managed by BlackRock and Aberdeen Asset Management.  Humphrey initially qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) in 1979, and retired from a long career as a fund manager and director of Schroder Investment Management Limited.

  • Richard Holway,  MBE
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    Non-executive Director

    Member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Management Engagement Committtee

    Richard joined the Board on 29 January 2007. He was Group Marketing Director for Hoskyns (now Capgemini) before setting up his own technology analysis company in 1986. He is currently the Chairman of TechMarketView LLP. He was a co-founder of the Prince’s Trust Technology Leadership Group in 2002 and was a member of the Prince’s Trust’s advisory board until December 2016.

  • Elisabeth Scott,  MA(Hons), MSc
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    Non-executive Director

    Member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Management Engagement Committee

    Elisabeth joined the Board on 1 February 2015. She began working in the Hong Kong asset management industry in 1992 and was managing director and country head of Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited from 2005 to 2008. Elisabeth was also chair of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association from 2005 to 2007. Elisabeth is a director of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PLC, Fidelity China Special Situations PLC and Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust PLC.

 

"The rise of the smartphone and tablet computer is illustrated by the explosive growth in the creation and sale of Apps. Apple alone has seen 85 billion Apps downloaded by its users, as of October 2014."

Walter Price
Fund Manager

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"From entertainment to manufacturing, from business to the environment, from education to energy, technology has the ability to change lives on a global scale..."

Walter Price
Fund Manager

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"Cloud computing could displace businesses like Oracle or SAP. Amazon, for example, is offering a service where you can buy time on their servers for very little money - attractive proposition for start-up companies."

Michael Seidenberg
Portfolio Analyst

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