United States of America
Carol Ferguson was appointed as a Non‑Executive Director on 1 September 2003, having joined the Board of Vernalis Group plc as a Non-Executive Director in May 2002. Vernalis Group plc was acquired by Vernalis plc (then called British Biotech plc) in September 2003. Carol was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee on 21 January 2004 and Senior Independent Director of the Company on 21 July 2011. Carol is a former partner and lead oil analyst at stockbrokers Wood Mackenzie, was Finance Director of a textiles company and was a Non-Executive Director of Monks Investment Trust.
Carol is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Black Rock Greater Europe Investment Trust plc and Invesco Asia Trust plc and is a Non-Executive Director of Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust plc. Carol is a graduate of St Andrew’s University and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.