Andy Halford was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc on 1 July 2014. He is based in London and is responsible for Finance, Corporate Treasury, Group Corporate Development, Group Investor Relations, Property and Global Sourcing functions.
Andy joined Standard Chartered from Vodafone Group plc, where he spent 15 years with nine years as Chief Financial Officer.
Andy joined Vodafone Group plc in 1999 as Financial Director for Vodafone Limited, the UK operating company, and in 2001 he became Financial Director for Vodafone's Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. In 2002, Andy was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless in the US and was a Member of the Board of Representatives of the Verizon Wireless Partnership.
Andy became Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Group plc in July 2005, a position which he held until March 2014 when he retired from the group. Prior to Vodafone, Andy was Group Finance Director at East Midlands Electricity Plc.
Andy is a non-executive director of Marks and Spencer Group plc, a member of the Business Forum on Tax and Competitiveness and is a former Chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors.
He holds a bachelor degree in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.