MikeTumilty is an advisory board member for Edinburgh Business School and is Global Chief Operating Officer at Standard Life, Aberdeen.


Mike joined Standard Life as a graduate trainee in 1994 and is responsible for all aspects of Operations across the whole of Standard Life Aberdeen on a global basis. This includes the management of our major outsource providers like Citi, BNPP & DST. Mike also has overall responsibility for Platform Operations in the UK.

Mike previously had senior roles in Mutual Funds Operations, SLI Change Management and Investment Operations. He was appointed to the SLI Board as Executive Director of Operations in August 2010, a role which expanded with the merger of SLI and Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. Mike took up his current appointment as Global Chief Operating Officer for Standard Life Aberdeen on 13 March 2019.

Mike is a retired football referee, having taken charge of 60 Scottish Premier League games during his 10 years operating at the top level of Scottish Football. He is married to Anne and has two children, Ethan and Levi.