Gary was appointed Head of Americas in January 2010. Gary has been with the Aberdeen Group since 1997 and is a member of Aberdeen's Group Management Board which is the primary executive committee within the firm. He has had experience in many aspects of Aberdeen's operations in his current and previous roles having been based in London and Edinburgh prior to moving to U.S.
Gary sits on the Boards of several of the Group's operating companies and on the Boards of several of the fund structures which Aberdeen manages and promotes. He is Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. in U.S. and President of Aberdeen's U.S. mutual fund range, Aberdeen Funds. Gary joined the financial services industry in 1983, working in marketing and product development at Scottish Provident, a UK life assurer. Following Scottish Provident's acquisition of Prolific Financial Management, a UK asset management firm, Gary became Development Director there, responsible for fund administration, customer service and sales and marketing. Gary joined Aberdeen via the acquisition of Prolific Financial Management in 1997.
Gary graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and is a qualified Actuary.