Board of Directors

Board of Directors of Standard Life plc

  • Gerry Grimstone

    Sir Gerry Grimstone

    Chairman

    Appointed Chairman in May 2007, having been Deputy Chairman since March 2006. He became a director of The Standard Life Assurance Company in July 2003. Sir Gerry is also Chairman of TheCityUK, an Independent Non-Executive of Deloitte LLP and the Lead Non-Executive at the Ministry of Defence. Previously, he held senior positions within the Department of Health and Social Security and HM Treasury until 1986. He then spent 13 years with Schroders in London, Hong Kong and New York, and was Vice Chairman of Schroders' worldwide investment banking activities from 1998 to 1999.

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  • Keith Skeoch

    Keith Skeoch

    Chief Executive

    Appointed Chief Executive on 5 August 2015, having been a Director since 2006 and Chief Executive of Standard Life Investments since 2004. Keith joined Standard Life Investments Limited in 1999 as Chief Investment Officer after nearly 20 years' investment experience at James Capel & Company Limited in a number of roles, including Chief Economist and Managing Director International Equities. He is also a Director of the Investment Association and a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council.

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  • Luke Savage

    Luke Savage

    Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed a Director and Chief Financial Officer on 18 August 2014. He joined Standard Life from Lloyd's of London where he was Director of Finance and Operations. Luke has held senior finance roles at Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley & Company (UK) and Lloyds Bank. He is a member of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and is a member of the governing body of Queen Mary, University of London.

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  • Pierre Danon

    Pierre Danon

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Director in October 2011. He is also Vice Chairman of TDC and AgroGeneration, Executive Chairman of Volia and Independent Director of CIEL Investment Limited. From 2000–2005, Pierre was Chief Executive Officer of BT Retail and, subsequently, Chief Operating Officer of Capgemini Group and Chairman of Eircom.

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  • Crawford Gillies

    Crawford Gillies

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Director in January 2007. He is the Company's Senior Independent Director. Crawford is also Chairman of Scottish Enterprise and Control Risks Group Holdings Limited, Senior Independent Director of SSE plc, Non-Executive Director of Barclays PLC and Member of the Advisory Board of the School for CEOs. Crawford spent 22 years with Bain & Company Inc, the international management consultants, where he was Managing Director Europe. He was an independent member of the DTI's Management and Strategy Boards from 2002 to 2007, and chaired the DTI's Audit and Risk Committee from 2003 to 2007.

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  • Noel Harwerth

    Noel Harwerth

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Director in July 2012. She is also Chairman of GE Capital Bank Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Alent plc, Sirius Minerals Plc, The London Metal Exchange and British Horseracing Authority Limited. She is also a Director of London First. Noel was previously with Citicorp for 15 years, latterly as the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank International.

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  • Isabel Hudson

    Isabel Hudson

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Director in October 2014. Isabel is also Chairman of the National House Building Council and Non-Executive Director of Phoenix Group Holdings and BT Group plc. From 1999 to 2002, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Eureko and from 2002 to 2006 the Corporate Partnerships Director, Europe at Prudential before serving as CEO of Synesis between 2006 and 2008.

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  • Kevin Parry

    Kevin Parry

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Director in October 2014. Kevin is also Senior Independent Director of Intermediate Capital Group plc and Non-Executive Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc and The Homes and Communities Agency. Kevin was previously with Schroders plc, firstly as Non-Executive Director between 2002 and 2008 and, latterly, as CFO between 2009 and 2013. Prior to this, Kevin served as CEO of Management Consulting Group between 2000 and 2008.

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  • Lynne Peacock

    Lynne Peacock

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Director in April 2012. Lynne is also a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Water and a Non-Executive Director of Nationwide Building Society. She joined National Australia Bank Limited in 2003 and, from 2004 to 2011, she was Chief Executive Officer, UK (Clydesdale Bank plc and Yorkshire Bank). Prior to that, Lynne was with Woolwich plc from 1983 to 2003, finishing her career there as Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Martin Pike

    Martin Pike

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Director in September 2013. Martin is also a Non-Executive Director of esure Group plc, Faraday Underwriting Limited and Faraday Reinsurance Company Limited. He joined R Watson & Sons in 1983, and progressed his career with the firm to partner level. His senior roles included Head of European Insurance and Financial Services Practice, Watson Wyatt from 2006 to 2009, Vice-President and Global Practice Director, Insurance and Financial Services, Watson Wyatt during 2009 and, latterly, Managing Director, Risk Consulting & Software, EMEA, Towers Watson from 2010 to 2013.

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