Walter Nimmo graduated in Medicine at Edinburgh. His early medical career included training in clinical pharmacology and anaesthesia. He was senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia at the University of Glasgow and Chair of Anaesthesia at the University of Sheffield.
Later he became the Chief Executive of the Inveresk Research group of companies.
He received two Scottish entrepreneur of the year awards. He was the University of Edinburgh alumnus of the year 2002. Walter’s hobby is writing music.
Walter was awarded a CBE in the 2014 Birthday Honours for charitable and philanthropic services to Higher Education and the community in Scotland.
Walter became a Trustee of National Museums Scotland in April 2013 and his second term of appointment runs until March 2021. He lives in Edinburgh.