The Board of The Global Smaller Companies Trust PLC announced that Bulbul Barrett and Randeep Grewal will be appointed to the Board as independent non-executive Directors with effect from 1 December 2023. Bulbul Barrett is Head of Equities Product Group at DBS Bank Ltd. London Branch and has over 30 years experience with corporates and investment managers, having formerly been Head of Sales, MD Asian Equities at HSBC, Executive Director, Asian Equities at Goldman Sachs, Director of Asian Equities at UBS and Associate Director, Asian Equities at WI Carr. Randeep Grewal is Chairman of Bellevue Healthcare Trust plc and is a non-executive director of Hox Therapeutics Limited.

Previously, he was a non-executive director of Tissue Regenix plc. He has extensive experience as a fund manager and analyst, having held the roles of Portfolio Manager at Trium Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund, Senior Portfolio Manager at F&C Asset Management, Analyst at ICAP Equities and Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Tudor Capital. Prior to the above, Randeep was an NHS Doctor, having trained as a vascular surgeon.