Job title
Co-opted by the Court

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow and Council member of the Society of Business Economists

External appointments

Trustee of the charity Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland. Member of the Innovation Scotland Forum. Steering Group member of the Scottish Financial Risk Academy. From 2007-14, I was a Governing Board member of the Technology Strategy Board.


  • BSc Economics and Economic History, Bristol University

Career history

My career began in the civil service, at HM Treasury, involved in particular in Third World debt issues and government relations with the IMF/World Bank. Moving to the City, I was a UK Economic Adviser at Lloyds Bank, an International Economist at Smith New Court and Chief Economist with New Japan Securities Europe. I moved to Morley Fund Management in 1996 to take up the position of Director of Economic Research & Business Risk, responsible for the compliance and corporate governance teams as well as economic analysis. In 2000, my family and I moved from London to Edinburgh when I joined Standard Life Investments as Head of Global Strategy, responsible for the House View and major asset allocation decisions for our clients.

Areas of research

  • Global economics and financial markets;
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Interests and hobbies

  • Croquet, rugby union, exploring Scotland’s countryside


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