Ronald Bowie

Chairperson of Court

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Ronnie is Hymans Robertson's Senior Partner. He joined the firm in 1980. Through the subsequent period he has led the firm to its current position of being considered as the UK's leading independent actuarial and investment adviser.

Ronnie was President of the Faculty of Actuaries and was a driving force behind its merger with the Institute of Actuaries becoming the first President of the combined Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland Pension Scheme, Chair of the With Profits Committee of the Prudential Assurance Corporation, a member of the Professional and Business Services Council, and the Board of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

He is married with four daughters.

Declared Interests

Declared Interests
Start of Term on Court

1 August 2016 (Chairperson)

Employment (other than University of Dundee)
  1. Member of Hymans Robertson LLP (and associated group cos).
  2. Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
  3. Prudential plc.
  4. Byhiras Trust Ltd.
Directorships, etc.
  1. Royal Bank of Scotland Trustee Company (Chair)
  2. Prudential With Profits Committee (Chair)
  3. Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice (Chair)
  4. Chair of Byhiras Trust.
  5. Brownston Galleries Ltd.
  6. Trustee Bowie Charitable Trust
Other pecuniary interests

Majority owner of Brownston Galleries Ltd.

Member of Joint Expert Panel established to report on USS (honorarium paid for attendance)

Other Information and any significant other commitments None
Related Parties None
Register Last Updated 31/08/2019


  • Court (Chair)
  • Finance & Policy Committee
  • Governance & Nominations Committee (c)
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Endowments Sub-Committee
  • Pensions Sub-Committee (c)




Press Release

Mr Ronnie Bowie has been elected Chair of Court, the University’s governing body, and will serve a period of three years from 1 August 2019

Published on 18 March 2019