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Gavin Gemmell CBE

Gavin Gemmell is Chairman of Archangels and investor director of three Archangel investments.

He retired as joint senior partner of fund managers Baillie Gifford in 2001, after 37 years. He was Chairman of Scottish Widows, a Director of Lloyds TSB Group until October 2007 and Chairman of Court, Heriot-Watt University from 2002-08. He was awarded an honorary degree in 2009.

Gavin Gemmell CBE

Appointed to the Board

7 September 2010

Current Role


Board Committees

Fundraising Committee
Strategy Committee


DUniv, CA


Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes


St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
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