Allan Grady received a BSc Hons in Applied Mathematics from the University of Dundee in 1971. He then worked at the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough before moving back to academia. Most of his working life was spent at the University of Abertay where he taught applied mathematics, mathematics of finance and mathematics for computer games. He has been retired for some time and though no longer active in mathematics is still keen to promote it. Several of his students have gone on to have successful careers in actuarial science, investing and professional poker playing.