Hugh Little

Non-Executive Director & Chair

Hugh was appointed as Chair and Director of the Company on 28 October  2020, as well as serving as Chair of the Company’s Management Engagement  Committee (“MEC”). 

Hugh qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982. In 1987 he joined Aberdeen  Asset Management (“AAM”) and from 1990 to 2006 oversaw the growth of the private equity business before moving into the corporate team as Head of  Acquisitions. Hugh retired from AAM in 2015.  

In addition to his directorships at Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust  plc, Hugh serves as a Director of Dark Matter Distillers Limited and as a governor of Robert Gordon’s College. In recent years, Hugh has also been Chair of Drum  Income Plus REIT plc and CLAN Cancer Support, a local charity. Hugh won the  ‘Non‑Executive Director of the Year’ award at the Institute of Directors, Scotland awards ceremony held in 2019.