Sir Sandy is an actuary and had a lengthy career with Standard Life, from which he retired as Group Chief Executive in 2009. He subsequently served as Senior Independent Director on the Board of the RBS Group until the end of 2017. Outside of business, Sandy’s interests span arts, education and heritage. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Ross Development Trust, and as President of the Cockburn Association. His previous roles included Chairman of Edinburgh World City of Literature Trust, Chairman of Creative Scotland and Vice-Chairman of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.