Alastair retired from KPMG in March 2011. In the last 20 years of his 36 year career with the firm, in the UK and overseas, he led their financial services team in Scotland with a primary focus on insurance and investment management.
Alastair has extensive experience in advising on accounting and financial reporting, corporate governance and management issues in the financial sector and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
External appointments: Senior independent director of Phoenix Group Holdings, Liontrust Asset Management plc, CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Limited and The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (a company listed in Bermuda and New York).
Board contribution: Alastair’s extensive experience in advising on accounting and financial reporting, corporate governance and management issues in the financial sector adds value to his role on the Board.
He brings in-depth knowledge and understanding of global governance, which is particularly useful in his role as Chairman of the Group Audit Committee as he leads the Committee to challenge the internal control and risk management systems to mitigate financial risks.