Student, Edinburgh (Scotland) Academy, 1929-1937.
Managing director, Ramily Firm Food Manufacturers, Edinburgh, 1945-1954; chairman, Ramily Firm Food Manufacturers, Edinburgh, 1954-1959; Chief Executive Officer, Rank Hovis McDougall and Joint Unilever Coys, United Kingdom, 1959-1974; chairman, Alex Wilkie Ltd. Chain Stores, Scotland, 1977-1990; founder chairman, Gleneagles Hotels Plc, Scotland, 1981-1984; chairman, Scottish Transport Group, Scotland, 1980-1986; chairman, Group Aviation Coys, United Kingdom, since 1984; chairman, Scottish Export Association, Scotland, since 1993. Master Edin Merchant Coy, Edinburgh, 1978-1980.
Deputy Lieutenant City of Edinburgh, since 1984, chairman education board three schools, 1978-1984. Chairman of the executive county Scottish Business in Cmty., 1986-1991. Fellow Chartered Institute Transport.
Married Alison Wilson Roy, October 25, 1948.