Independent Non-Executive Director
Ruth Markland was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered PLC in November 2003.
Ruth is a Senior Independent Director of The Sage Group plc, a member of the supervisory board of Arcadis NV, and a non-executive director of Deloitte LLP. Ruth was previously chairman of the board of trustees of WRVS.
Previously Ruth was managing partner, Asia for the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, responsible for the firm's eight offices in Asia between 1996 and 2003. Prior to that Ruth worked for Freshfields in London and Singapore. She first joined Freshfields in 1977 and became a partner in 1983.
Ruth studied law at Southampton University. She currently lives in the UK.