Alasdair is the Chief Funds Officer at the GSG. Reporting to the CEO, he is responsible for all fundraising and donor relationships for the GSG, and supports the funding for the National Advisory Boards and Outcome Funds.
Alasdair was previously the Director of Strategy & Development at the Rhodes Trust, leading on over £300m of philanthropic fundraising, with a focus on the expansion of the Rhodes Scholarships into new geographic regions, including Africa, the Middle East, China, and South East Asia, and building strategic operating partnerships with aligned organisations.
Alasdair spent 18 years prior to the Rhodes Trust in financial services in London and South Africa, with a focus on fundraising and emerging markets investment. Alasdair has worked for Actis, the US$15b emerging markets private equity fund manager, Sovereign Capital, the UK private equity firm and Bain and Company, the global consulting firm.
Alasdair has an MBA from INSEAD and a joint honours degree in Russian and Czech (with Slovak) language and literature from St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford.