Gartmore trust appoints director

The Gartmore Smaller Companies Trust has appointed Lynn Ruddick as a non-executive director. Ruddick is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a member of the Securities Institute. She retired as a managing director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where she headed the investment trust business unit, in 2004. She is a former chairman of the Investment Committee of the National Association of Pension Funds.