Martin Gilbert has a long history in asset and wealth management. He co-founded Aberdeen Asset Management PLC in 1983 and was chief executive officer from 1991 to 2017. During that period Aberdeen Asset Management PLC grew, through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisition, to become one of the world’s leading independent asset managers with £308 billion of AUM. In 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management PLC merged with Standard Life plc, to become Standard Life Aberdeen plc. On merging, Standard Life Aberdeen plc was the biggest UK-based asset management company and the second biggest in Europe. Martin was co-chief executive officer and subsequently vice chairman until he retired from Standard Life Aberdeen plc in September 2020. Martin is chairman of Revolut Ltd and Toscafund, deputy chairman of River and Mercantile Group PLC and senior independent director of Glencore plc, alongside a number of other directorships.
Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peter McKellar has spent nearly all of his working career in private markets, in particular private equity and infrastructure investment management and direct operating management. He retired in September 2020 as executive chairman and global head of private markets for Standard Life Aberdeen plc, where he oversaw investment management activities across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, and certain private credit capabilities, totalling £55 billion of AUM.
Tudor Davies was appointed to the Board in March 2011 and is an experienced chairman, executive and non-executive director, and formerly a partner with Arthur Young (a predecessor firm of Ernst & Young LLP) specialising in corporate finance and recovery. He was previously chairman of Dowding & Mills plc and subsequently appointed to the board of Castle Support Services Plc, chairman of Stratagem Group PLC, chairman and chief executive of Hicking Pentecost PLC and a non-executive director of Scottish Highland Hotels plc. He is currently non-executive chairman of Zytronic PLC.
Appointed to the Board in October 2012, Mark’s previous directorships include Autologic Holdings plc, Newbury Racecourse PLC, Nationwide Accident Repair Services plc, and, as an investment manager, GPG (UK) Holdings plc, which was the UK investment arm of Guinness Peat Group plc. He currently sits on the boards of Redde Northgate plc, National Milk Records PLC and East Balkan Properties plc as a non-executive director.
Appointed to the Board in March 2011, Christopher is chief executive officer of Harwood Capital Management Limited and chief executive and investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC.