Robert B. Allardice, III
Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Independent Trustee)
Mr. Allardice has served as a member of our Board since May 2013 and was appointed as Chairman of the Board in January 2021. Mr. Allardice is also a director, member of the audit committee, and chairman of the finance, investment and risk management committee of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG), where he has served since September 2008. Mr. Allardice served as a director of GasLog Partners LP (NYSE: GLOP) from October 2014 to January 2021. Mr. Allardice retired in 1999 from his position as regional chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corporation, North and South America, or "DBAHC." Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Allardice was a consultant to Smith Barney. Prior to consulting to Smith Barney, Mr. Allardice spent nearly 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. He founded the company's Merger Arbitrage Department and later became Chief Operating Officer of the Equity Department. Mr. Allardice has served as a board member of Bankers Trust Company, Carlyle Capital Corporation Ltd., DBAHC and Worldwide Excellerated Leasing Limited. Mr. Allardice earned a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University, where he graduated as a George F. Baker Scholar.