Alexander Robertson Martin Barr

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Ward: Cordwainer

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Term of Office

  • 23/03/2017 -

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Alex Barr represents Cordwainer Ward and was first elected in 2017. He has a longstanding direct connection to his ward, and was professionally based here for 15 years with Aberdeen Standard Investments (now ‘abrdn’).


Alex has 30 years Investment Management experience and is a senior figure in the industry. He is Head of Sarasin Bread Street, the private markets arm of City based asset management group, Sarasin & Partners LLP, of which he is also a Partner. He has previously held global and investment leadership roles at Aberdeen, Deutsche Asset Management and Janus Henderson, having started his career with Franklin Templeton. 


Alex has served on and led multiple governance and investment structures, chaired Aberdeen’s award-winning DC pension scheme, and was active for four years on the UK Investment Association’s Asset Management Committee. He currently leads the Corporation’s Audit & Risk committee.


A former pupil of Queen Anne High School in Fife, Alex is also a graduate of Aberdeen University and completed the inaugural Oxford Artificial Intelligence Programme, at Said Business School, University of Oxford.