Bill is the Finance Director of Aberdeen Asset Management plc, one of the world’s leading asset managers, which joined the FTSE 100 in early 2012. Bill joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 1985 as company secretary and subsequently became group financial controller. He was appointed finance director of the group on 31 January 1991. Before joining Aberdeen, he trained as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Whinney in Aberdeen and qualified in 1982. Bill is a director of a number of Aberdeen’s subsidiary companies. Bill is Chairman of our Audit Committee.