Board Members
SHL is committed to excellence and the best practice standards of corporate governance. It is controlled by a Board of international standing comprising:

Michael A Butt
Michael A Butt has been Chairman of the Board of AXIS Capital (a Bermuda-based company which provides speciality insurance and treaty reinsurance on a global basis) since September 2002. He is also Chairman of the Board of AXIS Specialty Limited. Mr Butt is a director of Said Holdings Limited. Mr Butt has over 40 years of insurance industry experience.

From 1982 to 1986, he was the Chairman of Sedgwick Limited and Vice Chairman of the Sedgwick Group plc.

From 1987 to 1992, Mr Butt served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Star Holdings plc and Eagle Star Insurance Company.

From 1993 to 1998, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of Mid Ocean Limited.

From 1998 to August 2002, Mr Butt was a director of XL Capital Ltd.

Mr Butt is also a former director of the Farmers Insurance Group, BAT Industries and Instituto Nazionale delle Assicuranzioni.

Daniel Martineau
Daniel Martineau is Executive Chairman of Summit Trust International SA, a member of the Sanlam Group, a major financial services group based in South Africa.

Mr Martineau is a founder of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies.

Mr Martineau worked in management positions for leading trust companies in Canada prior to joining Coutts & Co in Nassau. He held management positions within the Coutts Group offshore operations, most recently as Managing Director of the Swiss trust company.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, he subsequently earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of Miami. He is accredited as a member of the Trust Companies Institute in Canada, is a chartered member of the Financial Planning Institute of Canada and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Philip A G Seers
Philip A G Seers is a member of the Investment Committee of Phoenix Equity Partners private equity funds and a director of Said Holdings Limited and Vox Generation Ltd.

From 1968 to 1982, Mr Seers was with Credit Suisse First Boston, principally involved in the Eurobond primary market.

From 1982 to 1996, he was Managing Partner of Phoenix Securities, primarily involved in Corporate Finance in Financial Services and in Private Equity investment.

From 1997 to 2000, Mr Seers was Managing Director, European Corporate Finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

SHL’s principal advisers are:

Bowmark Capital

Capital Generation Partners

Sullivan & Cromwell

SJ Berwin