Examination of Witnesses(Questions 377-379)|
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2002
377. Good morning, Mr Gilbert and your colleagues.
For the sake of the shorthand writer, would you please identify
(Mr Gilbert) Good morning, Chairman.
I am Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management.
(Mr Fishwick) Good morning, Chairman. My name is Chris
Fishwick. I was previously Head of Closed End Funds at Aberdeen,
responsible for the offices in London, Jersey and Dublin. I would
just like to say at this point in time, Chairman, that I apologise
for my non-appearance at the last meeting. It certainly was not
intended as a snub to the Committee. I was not specifically asked
to have been here and I would have been very happy to have changed
my meeting and have attended, so I would just like to apologise
for that misunderstanding.
378. I do not want to interrupt you too much
in that, but you know Ms Sarah Mansell, your Customer Enquiries
(Mr Fishwick) I do not know her personally,
379. Well, she wrote to Mr D Scott of Findhorn,
Forres, Morayshire and said that it was the view of Aberdeen Asset
Management that with Chris's attendancethat is yourselfthe
Committee would invite disproportionate attention to be paid to
previous commentary regarding remuneration, so it seems there
is a communication problem within your organisation.
(Mr Fishwick) Sorry, I was not aware
of that at all, Chairman.
(Mr Marshall) My name is Gary Marshall and I am the
Managing Director of Aberdeen Unit Trust Managers, the Group's
(Mr Currie) I am Piers Currie, Marketing Director,
Investment Trusts, Aberdeen Asset Managers.