Veteran former Martin Currie fund manager Tom Walker has been appointed as a non-executive director of Lowland Investment Company.
Walker will join the board of the Janus Henderson-managed investment trust from 1 July 2019, and will also take his place on the board of JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust as of 29 July.
Walker joined Martin Currie in 1996 and headed up the firm's global long-term unconstrained equity team. Among other mandates, he ran the £230m Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust between 2000 and 2018, when he retired and was succeeded by former BlackRock manager Zehrid Osmani.
Robert Robertson, chairman of Lowland, said: "The directors and I are delighted to welcome Tom to the board, bringing, as he does, valuable experience from his career in investment management."
JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies announced Walker would join its board last month as non-executive director. He will be joined on the board by Martin Shenfield, who formerly ran Japanese equity funds for Fidelity and is director of Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust.
Before joining Martin Currie, Walker spent time working for Edinburgh Fund Managers, before a stint in Hong Kong with Baring Asset Management. He is also a director of EP Global Opportunities trust.