Master of Arts, Dundee University, Scotland, 1972. Bachelor of Laws, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 1974.
Solicitor Shepherd & Wedderburn, Edinburgh, 1974-1976. Merchant banker Kleinwort Benson, London, 1977-1980. Director, vice president Kemper-Murray Johnstone International, Chicago, 1980-1989, also board directors.
Vice president Kemper International Fund, 1981-1989, also board directors. President, chief operating officer Murray Johnstone International, 1989-1992. Founder, Chief Executive Officer Blairlogie Capital Management, Edinburgh, 1992—2002.
President Britannic Asset Management International, 2002—2004. Managing director, global equity strategist Oppenheimer Funds, New York, 2005—2007. President Aubrey Capital Management, since 2009.
2nd Lieutenant Royal Scots TAVR infantry, 1974-1976. Member Scottish Law Society, Order Kentucky Colonels.