Evy Hambro, Managing Director, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Natural Resources Equity team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies and is also Global Head of Commodities for BlackRock. He sits on the BlackRock Global Operating Committee and is a member of the Alpha Strategies Partner Group. Evy is responsible for the management of the BGF World Mining and BGF World Gold Funds. He is also manager of the BlackRock Gold and General Fund and the BlackRock World Mining Trust. Evy is co-manager of the BlackRock Natural Resources Hedge Fund and manager of a number of segregated portfolios.
Mr Hambro's service with the firm dates back to 1994 including his years with Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) which merged with BlackRock in 2006. He has worked for the firm in London, Sydney and Toronto. Mr Hambro earned a BSc degree, with honors, in Agricultural Food Marketing, from Newcastle University in 1994. He is a Trustee of the Julian Baring Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance to allow African students to continue their studies and pursue a career in the mining industry.
Andrew Martin Smith began his career at Hambros Bank in 1975 as a graduate from Oxford University. He has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and currently works on private equity related matters with Guinness Asset Management. He is Chairman of Parmenion Capital Management and a Director of other investment related companies including Church House Trust PLC, Runciman Investments, and Atlantis Japan Growth and M&G High Income investment trusts.
Andrew has spent the last 15 years specifically involved in the fund management industry firstly as Chief Executive of Hambros Fund Management where the RNPFN was a long established client. He joined Berkshire Capital Securites after Hambros' successor fund management interests were acquired by Investec. His experience at Berkshire has involved him in providing advice and raising capital for several new independent fund management companies and he remains an advisory director.
Andrew is a trustee of several family and charitable organisations and a school governor.
Dame Eileen Sills is the Chief Nurse and Director of Clinical Services at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and has been in post since January 2005. In addition she also holds visiting professorial posts at both King's College London and London South Bank Universities. Eileen started her nursing career in Stockport, qualifying at Stepping Hill Hospital in 1983, and then went on to specialise in Accident & Emergency nursing taking up her first sisters post in London in 1985. In 1990 Eileen took the opportunity to become a ward sister on a medical ward and over the following 3 years developed the ward into a nursing development unit, becoming one of the first units to receive pump priming funds from the King's Fund Centre.
Following this Eileen took up a number of senior nursing/general management posts across London and was appointed to her first Director of Nursing post in 1999 at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. In July 2001 she moved to Whipps Cross University Hospital as their Director of Nursing becoming Deputy Chief executive in 2004, just before she left she had a period of being the Acting Chief Executive.
Eileen received a CBE in 2003 and a DBE in 2015 in the New Year Honours list and has a Masters degree in Health Service Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.