Anja has extensive knowledge and experience of Asian equity portfolios having spent 22 years as a fund manager running Japanese and International Equity portfolios for Stewart Ivory, Baillie Gifford and latterly, Axa Framlington. She is chairman of Schroder Japan Growth Fund and non-executive director of BMO Global Smaller Companies plc, British Empire Trust plc and Scottish Friendly, a financial mutual. She is a member of Archangel Informal Investment, a business angel syndicate and was previously a trustees of Venture Scotland, a charity specialising in personal development for young people. She is a Member of the CFA Society of the UK. She was appointed to the board of Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust in 2012.