Job title
Co-opted by the Court

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Freeman of the City of London

External appointments

  • Member of the Open University in Scotland’s External Advisory Group
  • Non-Executive Director, Aberdeen Harbour Board
  • Chair, Merchant Sinfonia
  • Treasurer, NADFAS, Scotland and Northern Ireland Area


  • Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood
  • Professional qualifications (ACIS/FCIS)
  • MBA, The Open University

Career history

  • 1974-2010 Bank of England, latterly as Agent for Scotland
  • Seconded to the Panel on Takeovers & Mergers (1989-90)
  • Investigations Panel – ICSA (1997- 99)
  • Governor, Manchester Metropolitan University and Member of Court University of Salford (1998-2003)
  • Trustee, latterly Deputy Chair, Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (1997-2003)
  • Director: North West Industrial Development Board (1998-2003; Merseyside Special Investment Funds (2002-2003); Manchester Millennium (1996-2003);Right Track (Scotland) Ltd (2004-2006);
  • Previous Council membership at Manchester and Glasgow Chambers of Commerce
  • Trustee – Manchester High School for Girls (1997-2003)
  • Member- Make It Kilmarnock Advisory Board (2011-13)
  • Special Counsel, SCDI (2010 – 2012)

Areas of research

  • The UK economy and monetary policy
  • The Scottish Economy

Interests and hobbies

  • Classical music (plays oboe)
  • Theatre
  • Fine arts
  • Computers
  • Walking
  • Reading
  • Leonardo da Vinci and William Shakespeare


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