The Principal

Mr Gerald MaloneGerald Malone MA, LLB, brexRisk's Principal, is by profession a Scottish lawyer and was a UK politician from 1983 to 1997. He was a member of the House of Commons European Affairs Select Committee from 1983 to 1986, then served as a government Whip from 1986 to 1987 in Margaret Thatcher's government when Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberdeen South (1983-87). Mr Malone was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1992 to1994, then Minister of State for Health in John Major's government from 1994 to 1997 whilst MP for Winchester (1992-97).

Since 1997 he has built a portfolio of interests in the financial services, healthcare, software and energy sectors in Britain and the USA. Based in London, Mr Malone travels frequently to the USA and the Far East. He pursues an active interest in public affairs and political developments.

Mr Malone has served on the boards of a number of UK funds and in 2001 joined the board of Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (FAX), a US closed end mutual fund, becoming Chairman in 2005. He now chairs two other US funds, closed and open end, serves on the board of a third and of one Canadian closed end fund.

He also has extensive experience in journalism - having been Scottish Editor of The Sunday Times (1987 - 1991) and Deputy Editor of The European (1997 - 1999) - broadcasting and consultancy in public affairs.