Gregory E. McGowan, J.D.

Senior Strategic Advisor, Franklin Templeton Investments

Mr. Gregory E. McGowan, (U.S. resident) joined Templeton in 1986 until his resignation in 2016 and held various senior appointments, including Executive Vice President, Director and General Counsel of Templeton International, Inc., the organization responsible for the development and operation of Franklin Templeton businesses outside of North America.  He has also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the U.S. holding company for Franklin Resources, Inc., Templeton Worldwide, Inc., and was Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Templeton Global Advisors Limited (a Bahamian corporation) the Holding Company for the worldwide Templeton group listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. McGowan served on various Templeton boards of directors, including, among others, Templeton Investment Counsel LLC, (a U.S. registered Investment Adviser Company), Trustee of Franklin Templeton Trustee Services Private Limited, (an Indian Trust Company), Franklin Templeton International Services S.A. (a Broker Dealer Luxembourg corporation), Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Limited (a U.S. registered Investment Adviser and a Broker Dealer Hong Kong corporation), Franklin Templeton Investments Japan Ltd. (a Japanese corporation), Templeton Asset Management Ltd. (a U.S. registered Investment Adviser and a Singaporean corporation), Franklin Templeton Holding Limited (a Mauritius corporation), Franklin Templeton Investment Services Mexico, S. de R. L., (a Mexican corporation)

Mr. McGowan served as a former member of Franklin Templeton France, a Member of Advisory Board of Franklin Templeton Investment Services Gmbh Germany, Shareholder Representative and Vice Chairman of  Franklin Templeton Sealand Fund Management Co., Ltd. (a China joint venture), and current Director of Franklin Templeton Sealand Asset Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shareholder Representative and Director of China Life Franklin Asset Management Co., Ltd (a Hong Kong joint venture) and Director of China Life Franklin Capital Management Ltd.

In addition, he presently serves, amongst others, as an Independent Trustee on the Board of Brinker Capital Destinations Trust, a U.S. mutual fund registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Lifestar Holding plc f/k/a Global Capital Plc, a Maltese Corporation, and Member of the Advisory Board of Fiduciary Trust International.  Mr. McGowan currently serves on not-for-profit boards, including, but not limited to, Broward College Foundation and its Investment Committee, as well as Oolite Arts Investment Committee.

Mr. McGowan holds a B.A. in Economics/International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Paris and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.