The Madras College Archive


Former Pupil Biographies

Adam Werrity (1978 - current)

Adam is a Scottish businessman. Born in Kirkcaldy, Werrity was raised in St Andrews, Fife, and went to Madras College, where he played rugby in the 1st XV. He was also the 1st year boys school sports champion. 

His father Alan Werritty is a retired geography professor at the University of Dundee, specialising in hydrology. His American-born mother, Irene, is a childcare training coordinator at Dundee City Council. Adam Werritty also has an older brother. 

Werritty went to the University of Edinburgh to study public policy, becoming vice-president of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Students branch. He graduated with a 2:2 in social policy. 

He left Scotland to work for the healthcare company PPP and lived in several places in London. He was involved in a political scandal in 2011 regarding his work for Defence Secretary Liam Fox when a government investigation took place and resulted in the resignation of Fox.