Dr. Sandy Nairn
Non-Executive Board Member
Sandy is a non-Executive Board Member and minority shareholder in Goodhart. For the avoidance of doubt his investment in Goodhart is in a personal capacity. Sandy is the Executive Director of Global Opportunities Trust plc. Sandy was previously Chief Executive Officer of Edinburgh Partners and Chairman of the Templeton Global Equity Group. Prior to establishing Edinburgh Partners he was Chief Investment Officer of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (November 2000 to March 2003). Between 1990 and 2000 he was employed by Templeton Investment Management where he was Executive Vice President and the Director of Global Equity Research. During his time at Templeton, he was responsible for overseeing all research activities within the Templeton Group, having spent the last year in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Before joining Templeton Investment Management, Sandy spent four years at Murray Johnstone as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to that, he spent a year as an economist at the Scottish Development Agency.
Sandy graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1982, and in 1985 he achieved a PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde/Scottish Business School. He is an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals in the UK and is a CFA charterholder with the CFA Institute in the United States. In 2001 he published a book titled “Engines that Move Markets: Technology Investing from Railroads to the Internet and Beyond”. In 2012 he co-authored the book “Templeton’s Way With Money” with Jonathan Davis. And in 2021 he published the book titled 'The End of the Everything Bubble'.
Sandy is based in Edinburgh.