David Currie has recently retired as Chief Executive of SL Capital Partners, a fund of funds manager, located in Edinburgh and Boston, USA. David has 33 years of private equity experience commencing with 3i in 1979 and including 7 years with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority where he was responsible for establishing and developing the private equity programme. In 1998 David set up Standard Life’s fund of funds business. David led the partial buyout of SL Capital Partners from Standard Life in 2007 when the executive partners acquired a 40% ownership share. While at Standard Life David also led the creation of Standard Life European Private Equity Trust Plc, a fund of funds structured as an investment trust and listed on the London Stock Exchange. David has served as an executive and non-executive director on a range of company boards and on the advisory boards of a number of leading private equity groups.