MA in Accountancy; LLB. Currently, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Asset Management. Director of a number of investment trusts; Chairman, FirstGroup; Non-Executive Director, British Sky Broadcasting Group. Adjunct Professor of Finance, Imperial College Business School. Member: Scottish Government's Financial Services Advisory Board; EFAMA President's Advisory Council; Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Named European Personality of the Year, Funds Europe Awards (2008); Ernst & Young Overall Scotland Entrepreneur of the Year (2009); Scotland PLC CEO of the Year, Business Insider/PWC Scotland PLC Awards (2011). Interests: golf; sailing.