JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust has appointed John Evans as a non-executive director with effect from 1 June and in anticipation of the retirement of chairman Andrew Barker later in the year.

Evans began his career at Ivory & Sime in 1979. In 1990, he was one of the founding partners of Aberforth Partners, a specialist investment management firm that invests in UK smaller quoted companies largely on behalf of institutional investors.

Evans retired from Aberforth in 2011 and is currently a non-executive director of Securities Trust of Scotland, Investors Capital Trust and the chairman of Drum Income Plus REIT.

At 4:12pm: (LON:JMF) JPMorgan Mid Cap Investment Trust Plc share price was -5.5p at 946.5p