Mr Suarez is currently chairman of the board of Knight Vinke Asset Management, having previously held the roles of CIO and Deputy CEO. He is a non-executive director of BlackRock Throgmorton Trust plc and a senior adviser to FMAP Limited, a consultancy founded by Lord Maude which advises governments on the implementation of public sector reform.
Mr Suarez was chairman of The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc from 2017 to 2022, having joined the board in 2013. He was a committee member and co-chair of the Capital Markets Advisory Committee, an independent body advising on accounting issues and standards between 2014 and 2020. Before this, he was a Partner in Soditic Limited for four years and prior to that he was head of European energy, infrastructure and utilities investment banking business at Morgan Stanley for eight years.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Royal Society of Arts.
Mr Suarez’s contribution since his appointment in October 2022 has proved valuable in providing guidance and effective challenge on the Company’s strategic direction. On the basis of his 35 years of experience advising governments, investors, companies and regulators on climate related matters in the energy and utilities market, he has been appointed as Chairman of the Sustainability Reporting Committee.