Bachelor in Accounting with 1st class honors, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1975.
Senior manager Arthur Andersen, Glasgow, 1975-1986. Partner D. & L. Scott, Perth, Scotland, since 1987. Board directors Stagecoach Holding PLC, Perth, 1987-1996, company secretary, 1992-1993, 96—.
Board directors Railtrust Holdings. Non executive director Southwest Trains, since 1996. Convener business legislation unit Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1992-1996.
Chair ICAS Pensions Working Party, since 1995.
Member Institute Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Institute Management, Chartered Institute Transport.
Married Linda Muriel Neil, March 11, 1989. Children: Fiona, Hilary.