John joined the board of Securities Trust of Scotland in February
2016. 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 Investors Capital Trust plc and the
Chairman of Drum Income Plus REIT.