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    From our Board to our frontline colleagues, each one of us makes Standard Chartered what it is.

Overseeing our strategy

Our Board is responsible for our long-term success and leads the Group within a framework of effective controls.

It sets and approves our strategic direction, ensures we have the resources to realise our ambitions, and also weighs the impact of its decisions on all stakeholders: our team, shareholders, regulators, clients, suppliers, the environment and the communities where we operate.

Our five Board committees play a crucial supporting role. Each is made up of non-executive directors, and our Audit and Board Risk Committees gain enhanced insight with the help of two additional external advisors.

Our chairman and executive directors

Our non-executive directors

  • Shirish Apte

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • David Conner

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Gay Huey Evans, OBE

    Gay Huey Evans, CBE

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Jackie Hunt

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Robin Lawther, CBE

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Carlson Tong - Independent non-executive director at Standard Chartered

    Carlson Tong

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • A headshot of Linda Yueh against a grey background.

    Dr Linda Yueh, CBE

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Adrian de Souza

    Group Company Secretary

Board diversity policy

The Board Diversity Policy (‘the Policy’) sets out the approach Standard Chartered PLC takes to diversity on its Board to ensure that diversity, in its broadest sense, remains a central feature of the Board. The Policy applies to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC. The Global Diversity & Inclusion Policy applies to diversity in respect to all employees.

We have a distinctive footprint and international outlook and a long history of diverse board membership. All Board appointments are based on merit with each candidate assessed against objective criteria, with the prime consideration of maintaining and enhancing the Board’s overall effectiveness.

We strive to maintain a diverse Board recognising the benefits of having a Board made up of individuals with a diverse mix of gender, social and ethnic backgrounds, knowledge, personal attributes, skills and experience. We strive to reflect the Group’s aspirations in relation to its employees and its values and to position the Group as a global leader in these areas. This diversity provides a mix of perspectives which we believe will contribute to the effective Board dynamics.

In order to enhance the Board’s diversity we are committed to:

  • increasing the representation of women on the Board with an aim to have at least 40 per cent female representation;
  • adopting an ethnicity aspiration of a minimum of 30 per cent from a minority ethnic background;
  • ensuring that our Board diversity better reflects the diverse markets in which we operate;
  • ensuring that the Board is comprised of a good balance of skills, experience, knowledge, perspective and varied backgrounds;
  • ensuring that we consider the Group’s aspirations in relation to disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression;
  • only engaging search firms who are signed up to the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms; and
  • reporting annually on the diversity of the executive pipeline as well as the diversity of the Board, including progress being made on reaching the Board’s gender and ethnicity aspirations.

José Viñals, Chairman

Our committees

Read more about our board-level committees, their terms of reference and the Board terms of reference.

Our directors

Download a list of our directors, plus their roles and responsibilities.

Available in English and Chinese.

Section 430(2B) companies act 2006 statement

Jasmine Whitbread

Further to the announcement by Standard Chartered PLC (the “Company”) on 9 November 2022, Jasmine Whitbread retired as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 3 May 2023.

In accordance with section 430 (2B) of the Companies Act 2006, the Company confirms that no remuneration payments will be made by the Company to Jasmine Whitbread after she ceased to be an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, nor will any payment for loss of office be made.

Inspiring leadership that counts

Our management team has a vast range of skills and experience drawn from across our markets.

Comprised of our Group Chief Executive, Group Chief Financial Officer, four regional CEOs, client segment CEOs and global function heads, our top team is responsible for implementing our global strategy.

Our Group Chief Executive is also responsible for managing all aspects of the Group’s business, including developing our overall strategy with the Chairman and the Board and leading its implementation.

Our management team

  • Simon Cooper

    Simon Cooper

    CEO, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and CEO, Europe & Americas

  • Claire Dixon

    Claire Dixon

    Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing

  • Ben Hung

    Benjamin Hung

    Chief Executive Officer, Asia

  • Judy Hsu

    Judy Hsu

    CEO, Consumer, Private and Business Banking

  • Tanuj Kapilashrami - Group Head, HR

    Tanuj Kapilashrami

    Group Head, Human Resources

  • Sunil Kaushal

    Sunil Kaushal

    Regional CEO, Africa & Middle East

  • Roel Louwhoff

    Roel Louwhoff

    Chief Transformation, Technology & Operations Officer

  • Mary Huen

    CEO, Hong Kong | Cluster CEO, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau

  • Sandie Okoro

    Sandie Okoro, OBE

    Group General Counsel

  • Tracey McDermott

    Tracey McDermott, CBE

    Group Head, Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance

  • Sadia Ricke

    Sadia Ricke

    Group Chief Risk Officer

Talent we invest in

Our committed workforce now numbers 85,000 – nearly half of them women. Together, we represent 129 nationalities across 53 markets globally, and we take enormous pride in helping every one of our colleagues fulfil their potential.

That’s why we continue to deliver comprehensive learning programmes, with more than 50 country-based employee networks and three global diversity networks. We also guide leaders at every level to create a high performing culture and drive performance through our Leadership Agreement.

Diversity and inclusion are critical to our long-term business success too, leading to healthier working environments and enabling teams to unlock innovation, take better decisions and manage risk.

Hear from our colleagues about working at Standard Chartered

Making an impact

Ibiyemi Okuneye is the Head of Trade Products and Head of Transaction Banking, Nigeria and West Africa

Opportunities to learn and grow

Vidya Viswanath is a Head Test Engineer

Our international advisors

Our International Advisory Council is a diverse, multidisciplinary panel of experts who provide us with a range of global views from beyond the traditional financial services sector.

They give insight on global trends and opportunities for us and our clients, ensuring that our perspective stays as broad as possible.

International Advisory Council

Robert Zoellick (Chair)

Robert is a former president of the World Bank (2007-12), where he led the effort to assist developing economies during the global financial crisis. He is also a former US Trade Representative, Deputy Secretary of State, Counselor to the Secretary of Treasury, and Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House. Robert is currently a Senior Counselor at the Brunswick Group and a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, and serves on the boards of Temasek, Twitter, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.