The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, announces the appointment of Judith MacKenzie to its Board.
Judith is a Partner of Downing LLP and is responsible for the Public Equity Division which predominantly focuses on Micro-Cap investments of under £150m market capitalisation. In this role she is known for her selective approach, researching companies thoroughly before investing and holding them for long periods.
Prior to joining Downing in October 2009, Judith was a partner at Acuity Capital, managing AIM-quoted VCT and IHT investments and a small-cap activist fund. Previously Judith was for eight years a senior investment manager with Aberdeen Asset Management Growth Capital as co-Fund Manager of the five Aberdeen VCTs, focusing on technology and media investments in both the public and private arenas.
In total Judith has more than 19 years micro-cap and small-cap fund management and broking experience. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and has sat on a number of public and private company boards.
Michael Higgins, Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance, said: “I am delighted to welcome Judith MacKenzie to the Board. In many ways she epitomises what small to mid-cap investment should be about – thorough understanding based on detailed research, and long-term support through challenging times. The appointment further fulfils one of our objectives – to bring our members closer to the professional investment community. They will benefit greatly from the guidance, experience and high standards Judith brings to the Quoted Companies Alliance Board.”
Judith MacKenzie, said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of the Quoted Companies Alliance, which plays such a key role in championing the interests of small and mid-size quoted companies. My role as a director will include raising further awareness of the Quoted Companies Alliance’s valuable work and its activities; corporate governance will be an area of particular focus for me.”