People

We’re all one team

From our Board to frontline colleagues, we’re the people who make Standard Chartered what it is

Our Board Overseeing our strategy

Our Board is collectively responsible for our long-term success, and for ensuring that the Group is led within a framework of effective controls. The Board sets our strategic direction, approves our strategy and takes appropriate action to ensure that we have the resources we need to achieve our strategic aspirations.

The Board considers the impact of the decisions it makes, and its responsibilities to all our stakeholders, including colleagues, shareholders, regulators, clients and suppliers, as well as to the environment and the communities where we operate. 

Our six Board committees play an important role in supporting the Board. The committees all consist of non-executive directors, and our Board Financial Crime Risk also includes three external advisors.

Our chairman

Jose Vinals

José Viñals

Group Chairman

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Our executive directors

Bill Winters

Bill Winters, CBE

Group Chief Executive

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Andy Halford

Andy Halford

Group Chief Financial Officer

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Our non-executive directors

Naguib Kheraj

Naguib Kheraj

Deputy Chairman

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David Conner

David Conner

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Christine Hodgson

Christine Hodgson

Senior Independent Director

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Jasmine Whitbread

Jasmine Whitbread

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Gay Huey Evans

Gay Huey Evans, OBE

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Louis Cheung

Dr Louis Cheung

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Byron Grote

Dr Byron Grote

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Carlson Tong - Independent non-executive director at Standard Chartered

Carlson Tong

Independent Non-Executive Director

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David Tang

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Group company secretary

Amanda Mellor

Group Company Secretary

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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. This diversity provides a mix of perspectives which contribute to the effective Board dynamics.
 
In order to enhance the Board’s diversity, including the representation of women on our Board, we are committed to:
  • increasing the representation of women on the Board with an aim to have a minimum of 33 per cent female representation
  • ensuring that our Board 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
  • only engaging search firms who are signed up to the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms
  • 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 target.

José Viñals, Chairman

Our committees

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

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

Dr Han Seung-soo, KBE

Further to the announcement by Standard Chartered PLC (the “Company”) on 18 February 2019, Dr Han Seung-soo stepped down as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 23 February 2019.

In accordance with section 430 (2B) of the Companies Act 2006, the Company confirms that Dr Han Seung-soo will receive pro-rated Board, Brand, Values and Conduct Committee fees up to and including 23 February 2019 at the rates set out in the Company’s 2018 Annual Report & Accounts. No other remuneration payment will be made by the Company to Dr Han Seung-soo after he ceased to be an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, nor will any payment for loss of office be made.

Section 430(2B) companies act 2006 statement

Mr Om Bhatt

Further to the announcement by Standard Chartered PLC (the “Company”) on 18 February 2019,  Om Bhatt stepped down as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 23 February 2019.

In accordance with section 430 (2B) of the Companies Act 2006, the Company confirms that Om Bhatt will receive pro-rated Board, Board Risk and Brand, Values and Conduct Committee fees up to and including 23 February 2019 at the rates set out in the Company’s 2018 Annual Report & Accounts. No other remuneration payment will be made by the Company to Om Bhatt after he ceased to be an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, nor will any payment for loss of office be made.    

Our Management team Inspiring leadership that counts

Our Management Team has a strong blend of skills and experience drawn from across our international 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 banking strategy.

In addition, our Group Chief Executive is 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.

Management team

Bill Winters

Bill Winters, CBE

Group Chief Executive

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Andy Halford

Andy Halford

Group Chief Financial Officer

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Tracy Clarke

Tracy Clarke

Regional CEO, Europe & Americas and CEO, Private Bank

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David Whiteing

David Whiteing

Group Chief Operating Officer

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Benjamin Hung

Benjamin Hung

Regional CEO, Greater China & North Asia and CEO, Retail Banking, and Wealth Management

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Sunil Kaushal

Sunil Kaushal

Regional CEO, Africa & Middle East

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Simon Cooper

Simon Cooper

CEO Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking

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Judy Hsu

Judy Hsu

Regional CEO, ASEAN & South Asia

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Group Chief Risk Officer

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David Fein

David Fein

Group General Counsel

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Dr Michael Gorriz

Dr Michael Gorriz

Group Chief Information Officer

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Tracey McDermott

Tracey McDermott, CBE

Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance

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Tanuj Kapilashrami - Group Head, HR

Tanuj Kapilashrami

Group Head, HR

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Our colleagues Talent we invest in

Our committed workforce now numbers more than 86,000 colleagues, nearly half of whom are women. Together, we represent 125 nationalities across 62 markets globally.

We take enormous pride in helping each and every one of our colleagues to fulfil their potential. That’s why we continue to deliver comprehensive learning programmes, while more than 50 country-based employee networks and three global diversity networks.

Diversity and inclusion are critical to our long-term business success, making a hugely positive contribution to the working environment, and enabling teams to unlock innovation, take better decisions and manage risk.

In their own words Hear from our staff about working at Standard Chartered

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Associate Developer, IT & Operations

I was attracted to the diversity and culture...

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Technical Specialist

I feel I have moved on to the next step in my career and that flexible working has allowed me to develop in a way that suited me

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