Bob Gibson was born in 1955 and educated at Whitburn Academy in West Lothian (1967-73) and Edinburgh University (1973-77).
He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (1983) and over his career has worked in senior actuarial and board level roles in Life Association of Scotland, Scottish Widows, Standard Life, PwC, and Allianz
He has recently retired and returned to Edinburgh having lived in China and Singapore for the last 10 years. First of all as Chief Executive for the Standard Life joint venture insurance company in China, then laterally as Regional Head of Life and Health Insurance for Allianz in Singapore and Shanghai.
He has extensive experience in financial services, particularly on mergers and acquisitions, in China and SE Asia.
Bob is a keen golfer, enthusiastic gardener, and continues to learn Chinese.