Independent Non-Executive Director
Jasmine Whitbread was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered PLC on 1 April 2015.
Jasmine is Chief Executive of London First and a non-executive director of BT Group plc.
Jasmine began her career in international marketing in the technology sector and joined Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters) in 1994, becoming managing director of the Electronic Settlements Group based in Boston. In 1999, after completing the Stanford Executive Program the year before, Jasmine moved to West Africa to set up one of Oxfam’s first regional offices, managing nine country operations, closing under-performing offices and re-opening in Nigeria. She was then promoted to international director responsible for Oxfam’s programmes worldwide. Jasmine joined Save the Children as chief executive in 2005, responsible for revitalising one of the UK’s most established charities: refreshing brand and values, growing revenues and cutting costs. In 2010 she was appointed as Save the Children’s first international chief executive officer, tasked with leading the merger of 14 separate organisations into one management line of 15,000 people across seven regions and 60 countries, while aligning the two billion dollar federation behind a single mission and strategy. Jasmine stepped down from Save the Children in December 2015. She brings significant business leadership experience as well as first-hand experience of operating across our markets.
Jasmine has a BA in English from Bristol University, and is a graduate from the Stanford University Executive Program.