Dr. Emmanuel Clive Pohl, Managing Director
Manny Pohl, aged 65, is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of investment house EC Pohl & Co which he founded after he stepped down in June 2012 as Managing Director and Chair of the Investment Committee of Hyperion Asset Management Limited. Manny founded Hyperion in 1996 and headed the business through its evolution into today’s independent, highly acclaimed Australian fund manager. Manny holds engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Witwatersrand and a doctorate in Business Administration (Economics) from Potchefstroom University.
Manny has over 30 years of investment experience, initially as head of research for leading South African broking firm, Davis Borkum Hare, followed by Westpac Investment Management in Australia after he emigrated to Australia in 1994. Furthermore, his engineering background gives him a methodical and disciplined approach to his role. He has served on the Boards of several major corporations in his native South Africa, the UK and his adopted home Australia.
Simon Moore, Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Simon Moore, aged 57, is Senior Investment Manager who has been an investment trust analyst since 1994 and has worked with several stockbrokers in the City of London including Williams de Broe, Teather & Greenwood and Collins Stewart. He was also Head of Research at Tilney Bestinvest, a national UK Financial Adviser with £11bn under management. Simon is a long standing member of two important committees at the Association of Investment Companies: the Statistics committee and the Property and Infrastructure Forum. In 2013 & 2014 Simon was chosen as one of the Citywire Wealth Manager Top 100 most influential people in UK private client fund selection. Simon is a scientist by training and has worked at two start up UK biotechnology companies, before passing on his knowledge and passion as a science tutor for the Open University. He has a Biochemistry BSc from Imperial College, and an MSc in Computer modelling of molecules from Birkbeck College. He is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals and the CFA institute.
Jemma Jackson, Non-Executive Director
Jemma Jackson, aged 41, has a long record in the investment company sector, spending 16 years at the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). She worked on a diverse range of issues, managing the AIC's media relations as part of a highly regarded, award-winning team.
Jemma also has a broad asset management, wealth management and investment platform experience, leading the public relations at Seven Investment Management for almost two years, before moving on to join Interactive Investor. She holds a first class degree in English and History from University of Wales, Swansea.