Leadership Profile

Rhys Gwyn

Research Associate, Life-span Development Lab, Stanford Longevity Center



Rhys is a Research Associate in the Life-span Development Laboratory at Stanford University. His primary research interest is on the psychology of the aging workforce. In conjunction with the Stanford Center on Longevity and Mercer, he is currently working on the contribution of older employees to the workplace, understanding the motivation of older workers, and identifying age differences in work preferences.


Rhys has worked for over 20 years in investment banking based in London and Sydney. He is a former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was co-head of the Securities Division in Australia and New Zealand. More recently, Rhys was Head of Financial Markets for Investec Bank in Australia.


Rhys received his B.A. from McGill University in Canada. He also holds a Master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in philosophy of science, and a Master of Public Policy degree from The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to joining the Life-span Development Lab, Rhys was a Fellow in the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, with a graduate study concentration in psychology and organizational behavior.