About: Alistair Gibb

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  • Role : Consultant

Alistair Gibb is an investment banker to trade, having spent 16 years with the 3i Group, working in both the investment and merchant banking sides of the business. He has been the Finance Director of a group of construction companies and worked in economic development in both England and Scotland. He was Chair of the Vets Now Advisory Board, Chair of Tayplay Limited, a manufacturer of wire rope play equipment and Chair of the Church of Scotland Investors Trust.

Alongside this work, he developed an interest in enterprise education and helped to develop, and lectured on, Scotland’s first undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurship. Since then he has led a number of mainly finance related courses for Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway and has developed bespoke sessions for a wide range of firms.

Alistair helped a number of companies to transition to employee ownership using the Employee Benefit Trust model. He became involved almost exclusively with employee ownership following the passing of the 2014 Finance Act which introduced the Employee Ownership Trust model. He joined Ownership Associates as a Principal in 2018 and became a Consultant in 2020.

He is a Trustee or Trustee Director of a number of employee owned firms in both England and Scotland and is a regular speaker at EO events and seminars.