Acorn Income Fund Limited
Board of Directors

Board members

  • Nigel Ward Chair

    Nigel joined the Company in December 2011. Nigel has over 40 years of experience of international investment markets, credit and risk analysis, portfolio management, corporate and retail banking, corporate governance, compliance and the managed funds industry gained at Nat West, TSB Bank, Baring Asset Management and Bank Sarasin. Nigel is a full-time non-executive director serving on a number of company boards which have LSE or The International Stock Exchange Listings. He is a founding Commissioner of the Guernsey Police Complaints Commission, an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services, a member of the Institute of Directors and holder of the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. Nigel is a resident of Guernsey.

  • David Warr

    David joined the Company in August 2012. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1976. In 1981 David was appointed a partner in Reads & Co. a Guernsey based firm of chartered accountants, which he helped develop into a more broadly based financial services business leading up to its sale at the end of 1998. David’s experience at Reads & Co. included audit, trust and company administration. David now acts as a non-executive director on a number of UK listed companies whilst combining those responsibilities with charitable work most noticeably as Vice-Chairman of the Guernsey Community Foundation LBG. David is a resident of Guernsey.

  • Nigel Sidebottom

    Nigel joined the Company in February 2019. Nigel is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and a Chartered Wealth Manager. Between 2005 and 2018 he was Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of Closed Ended Funds at Premier Asset Management, the parent company of the Company’s investment Manager. He has over 30 years’ experience in private client stockbroking and in investment management and has served as a non-executive director of JP Morgan Elect plc, 1999 – 2012, INVESCO Continental Smaller Companies Trust plc, 1996 – 2003, The Monthly High Income Trust PLC, 1998 – 2005 and City of London Group plc, 2012 -2013. Nigel is resident in the UK.

  • Sharon Parr

    Mrs Parr was appointed to the board in August 2019. In 2003 Sharon completed a private equity backed MBO of the trust and fund administration division of Deloitte and Touche, called Walbrook, selling it to Barclays Wealth in 2007. As a Managing Director of Barclays, Sharon ultimately became global head of their trust and fund administration businesses, comprising over 450 staff in 10 countries. Sharon stepped down from her executive roles in 2011 to focus on other areas and interests but has maintained directorships in several companies. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is a resident of Guernsey.


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