Chairman of the board of directors
John joined the board of Securities Trust of Scotland in February 2016 and became Chairman in September 2019. He commenced his career at Ivory & Sime in 1979. In 1990, John was one of the founding partners of Aberforth Partners, a specialist investment management firm that invests in UK smaller quoted companies largely on behalf of institutional investors. John retired from Aberforth in 2011 and is currently a non-executive director of BMO UK UK High Income Trust plc, JP Morgan Mid Cap Investment Trust and the Chairman of Drum Income Plus REIT.