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HEAD OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS
MILLTRUST INTERNATIONAL GROUP
Gary Thornton, FCA, is Head of Finance & Operations at Milltrust International Group and oversees the compliance and risk functions for the Climate Impact Asia Fund.
He is a co-founder of Milltrust, and is responsible for finance, company and fund operations, legal and human resources across the Milltrust Group, and is a director of Milltrust International Group (Singapore) Pte.Ltd, Milltrust Ventures Pte. Ltd, Agri Capital Markets Limited, and a partner of Milltrust International LLP. He also serves as a director of Milltrust International Investments SPC.
Mr Thornton is an accounting and finance professional with over three decades of professional experience.
Prior to joining Milltrust as a Partner, he worked as auditor of Fortune Group whilst at HW Fisher in London, then as finance director at Fortune, and more recently as head of finance and operations within the institutional team at Close Asset Management, a subsidiary of the UK-listed financial services group to whom Fortune was successfully sold in 2006. Mr Thornton’s experience extends to fund structuring, compliance, and corporate governance. He has been instrumental in the structuring and launch of numerous funds including managed accounts, in Ireland and the Cayman Islands.
Mr Thornton qualified as a chartered accountant with Moore Stephens, an international firm of accountants, in 1993, and became a Fellow of the ICAEW in 2004. He graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge with a masters’ degree in Modern Languages (French and German) and History of Art.