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Alexander Robertson Martin Barr

Ward: Cordwainer

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 23/03/2017 -

Additional Information

Alex Barr was elected to the Court of Common Council in 2017, and represents the constituents of Cordwainer Ward, where he has worked since 2005.


Alex has 25 years’ experience in the Investment Management industry, and has held a number of senior investment leadership and governance roles. He is currently Global Head of Private Markets and Real Estate Investment Oversight at Aberdeen Standard Investments. He established Aberdeen’s Alternatives business in 2009, and managed the London-listed investment company, Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Ltd, from 2009 to 2018. A former Chairman of his employer’s defined contribution pensions governance committee, Alex also served for four years on the Investment Management Association’s Asset Management Committee.


Alex attended secondary school in Fife and is a graduate of Aberdeen University. A member of the Cordwainer and Bread Street Ward Clubs, he is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers.


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