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Graham Urquhart

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Graham Urquhart

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+44 (0)131 225 6699

Graham joined Dunedin in 2001. He is part of Dunedin's Origination and Research team which identifies companies which meet Dunedin's investment criteria, as well as sourcing potential acquisitions for investee companies.

What is your background?

Prior to Dunedin, I spent ten years in structured finance and was latterly Head of Continental Europe at Bank of Scotland, responsible for offices in Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

Can you tell me what you think is special about Dunedin?

There are no clones in Dunedin, so the diversity of individuals who all pull together and work as a cohesive team.

Who or what  inspires you?

Who - People who try to do their best in whatever situation or circumstances they find themselves and who are not afraid to challenge received wisdom and convention. What – being immersed in the different energies of large cities and remote locations, both of which inspire in contrasting ways.

What has been your favourite or most memorable moment at Dunedin?

Having been here a long time there have been many! One of the more recent ones was when, along with Dunedin colleagues, Karan Darroch and Nicol Fraser, we managed to unleash the Dunedin band Not So Tenacious D on an unsuspecting audience at our Christmas Party a couple of years ago.

Describe a societal challenge you have been inspired to support?

Following the ‘Live Aid’ concert in 1985, I was inspired to start supporting the international charity Action Aid and have remained a committed supporter ever since.

What gets you out of bed at the weekend?

I’m a keen walker and have a particular interest in music, books and the arts in general.

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