Master of Arts with honours, Aberdeen (Scotland) University, 1989.
Accountant, Deloitte Touche, Aberdeen, 1990-1993; corporation finance executive, Hill Samuel Bank, London, 1993-1995; financier, 6 McKay Trading Estate, London, since 1995. Board directors Wellington Public Company Plc, Punch Taverns Plc, STS Flooring Distbrs. PLC, London, American Port Superior vena cava syndrome PLC, London, Blakes Menswear PLC, London.
Member Institute Chartered Accountants Scotland, Cobden Club (founder), Groucho Club.