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Henderson High Income Trust plc

Board Member

Richard Cranfield

Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Cranfield

Date of Appointment
1 March 2020

Skills and Experience
Richard retired as a partner in law firm Allen & Overy LLP in October 2021 and became Senior Adviser, a role he held until April 2022. He was previously Global Chairman of the Corporate Practice and Co-Head of its Financial Institutions Group. Richard had been with Allen & Overy since he joined them from university in 1978. In 2000, Richard was appointed Global Head of Corporate and in 2010 took a step back from management to focus on client relationships. In June 2019, Richard was appointed to the board of IntegraFin Holdings plc and became Chair in October 2019. IntegraFin Holdings plc is a FTSE 250 company, the ultimate owner of the investment platform provider Transact.

Richard has spent 40 years at the highest levels of legal practice. He has extensive understanding of corporate governance and understands financial institutions from his career at Allen & Overy LLP and as the Chair of IntegraFin Holdings plc. This has also given him a good understanding of the workings of investment platforms which the Board believes is important as more of the Company’s shareholders choose to hold their shares through platforms.

External Appointments
Richard is Chair of IntegraFin Holdings plc.