Alistair Darling has been a director at Morgan Stanley since January 2016.
He formerly served as a member of the House of Lords in the British Parliament from December 2015 to July 2020, a member of the House of Commons from 1987 to 2015, a member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West from 2005 to 2015 and a member of Parliament for Edinburgh Central from 1987 to 2005.
Mr. Darling has held several leadership positions, including as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry from 2006 to 2007, Secretary of State for Scotland from 2003 to 2006, Secretary of State for Transport from 2002 to 2006, Secretary of State for Social Security/Work and Pensions from 1998 to 2002 and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1997 to 1998.
He also served as the Chairman of the Better Together campaign in the Scottish referendum from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Darling currently serves as non-executive Chair and trustee of the abrdn Financial Fairness Trust and is honorary president of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
He graduated with a degree of LLB from the University of Aberdeen.