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Corporate governance

Board of directors

John Peace
1. John Peace, acting chairman, non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 1 August 2007 and as acting chairman on 14 January 2009. He is chairman of Experian plc and Burberry Group plc. He is also chairman of the board of governors of Nottingham Trent University, deputy lieutenant for the County of Nottinghamshire, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and chairman of The Work Foundation. Previously he was Group chief executive of GUS plc from 2000 until 2006, having been a director of GUS since 1997. Age 60.

Peter Sands
2. Peter Sands, Group chief executive

Appointed to the board on 14 May 2002 and as Group chief executive on 20 November 2006. He had been Group finance director since his appointment to the board and was responsible for finance, risk, strategy and technology and operations. Before his appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC board he was a director with worldwide consultants McKinsey & Co. He had been with McKinsey since 1988, where he worked extensively in the banking and technology sectors in a wide range of international markets. Age 47.

Richard Meddings
3. Richard Meddings, Group finance director

Appointed to the board on 16 November 2002. He was appointed as Group finance director on 20 November 2006 and is responsible for finance, corporate treasury and corporate development. Immediately prior to this he was Group executive director responsible for growth and governance across Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Americas and before that was responsible for risk, special assets management and legal & compliance. He is a non-executive director of 3i Group plc. Before his appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC board he was chief operating officer, Barclays private clients at Barclays PLC and prior to that Group financial controller at Barclays PLC. Age 50.

Gareth Bullock
4. Gareth Bullock, Group executive director

Appointed to the board on 6 August 2007. He is Group executive director with responsibility for growth and governance in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and for risk and special asset management. He joined Standard Chartered in 1996 and was appointed as a director of Standard Chartered Bank in 2003. His previous senior appointments include Group head of strategy, Group chief information officer and CEO Africa. He is chairman of MCashback Limited and is a non-executive director of Fleming Family & Partners Limited and of Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC. Age 55.

Steve Bertamini
5. Steve Bertamini, Group executive director

Appointed to the board on 1 June 2008 and is chief executive officer, Consumer Banking. Previously he spent 22 years with GE, most recently as chairman and CEO of GE North East Asia, with responsibility for Greater China, Korea, and Mongolia. He was also responsible for GE’s acquisition and merger business in the Asia-Pacific region from 2004 and president of GE Capital Asia since January 2001. Age 44.

Jamie Dundas
6. Jamie Dundas, non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 15 March 2004. He is chairman of Jupiter Investment Management Holdings Limited and a non-executive director of Drax Group plc. He is also chairman of Macmillan Cancer Support. Previously he was chief executive officer of the UK property company MEPC and finance director of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, and prior to that a director of Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited. Age 58.

Val Gooding CBE
7. Val Gooding CBE, non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 1 January 2005. She is a non-executive director of J Sainsbury plc and of the Lawn Tennis Association and of the BBC’s executive board. She is also a trustee of the British Museum. Previously she was chief executive officer of BUPA and director, Asia Pacific with British Airways. Age 58.

Rudy Markham
8. Rudy Markham, acting senior independent non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 19 February 2001. He is a non-executive director of Legal and General Group Plc, AstraZeneca PLC and of United Parcel Service, Inc. and is a member of the board of the Financial Reporting Council. Previously he was chief financial officer of Unilever. Age 62.

Ruth Markland
9. Ruth Markland, non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 3 November 2003. She is chairman of the board of trustees of the WRVS and a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc. Previously she was managing partner, Asia for the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Age 56.

Sunil Mittal
10. Sunil Mittal, non-executive director

Appointed to the board 1 August 2007. He is chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises. He sits on various boards and councils including the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade and Industry, the India Advisory Council of the Harvard Business School, the Singapore-India Partnership Foundation, the executive board of the Indian School of Business. He is the recipient of Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India. Age 51.

John Paynter
11. John Paynter, non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 1 October 2008. He is a non-executive director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc and was previously vice chairman of JPMorgan Cazenove. He joined Cazenove in 1979, was appointed partner in 1986, and later headed corporate finance, Cazenove’s largest business. Age 54.

Paul Skinner
12. Paul Skinner, non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 3 November 2003. He is chairman of Rio Tinto plc. He is a non-executive director of the Tetra Laval Group and L’Air Liquide SA. He is chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council, a member of the board of INSEAD, and also of the defence board of the UK Ministry of Defence. Previously he was a director of The ‘Shell’ Transport and Trading Company plc and group managing director of the Royal Dutch/Shell group of companies where he was CEO of its global oil products business. Age 64.

Oliver Stocken
13. Oliver Stocken, non-executive director

Appointed to the board on 1 June 2004. He is chairman of Home Retail Group plc, deputy chairman of 3i Group plc and chairman of Oval Limited and Stanhope Group Holdings Limited. He is also chairman of the trustees of the Natural History Museum. Previously he was group finance director of Barclays PLC. Age 67.

Annemarie Durbin
14. Annemarie Durbin, Group company secretary

 

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