Bachelor in Law, Cambridge University, 1981. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1985. Master of Laws, University Illinois, 1988.
Articled clerk Lawrence Graham, London, 1982-1984, solicitor, 1984-1987. Associate Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York City, 1988-1998. Vice president Chase Manhattan Bank, 1998-2001.
Managing director JPMorgan Private Bank, 1998—2001.
Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Law Society England and Wales, Society Trusts and Estates Practitioners.
Married Elizabeth Anne O'Donnell, August 15, 1987. Children: Hamish, Angus, Catriona, Elspeth.