Meet the 2020 PESGB Council Election Nominees – Treasurer – Guy Ward
After completing a PhD in Chemistry, I entered the financial markets and focused on the oil and gas sector as well as analysing the pharmaceutical industry. I am a director of an investment management business responsible for the management of over £1 billion of assets and also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). I have twenty years of investment experience covering equity analysis and portfolio management for a range of private clients, trusts and charity mandates.
I hold the CISI Diploma and my current role involves the investment management of a series of international trusts including the selection of external managers. I recently completed a governance review to ensure compliance with new financial regulations. This included the sourcing and implementation of a new accounting system and the enhancement of accounting procedures.
I am familiar with complex financial projects and liaising with domestic and international corporate directors, trustees and legal advisors. However, I remain a scientist at heart and I am eager to utilise my financial skills and experience to secure the Society’s financial strength.