Mr Alasdair Gill Trustee and Member of Audit and Investment Committee I am a Principal Consultant at Mercer Limited, a provider of investment consultancy services to Endowments, charities and pension schemes worldwide. I currently advise many charities and University Endowments, both in Scotland and around the UK, on all aspects of their invested assets, including objective and strategy setting, investment manager selection and monitoring. I have a first class honours degree from the University of Edinburgh, and I am a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. My work in helping charities and University endowments has given me an insight into how these institutions can really be a force for good in helping further scientific research for a positive social impact. I was, therefore, attracted to this position as I believe I can have a positive role in ensuring that the Trustees make best use of the invested assets for the benefit of the research community in Scotland.