We appoint Lucy Taylor-Smith as our new Global Head of Strategy

Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Lucy Taylor-Smith as Global Head, Strategy. Based in Singapore, Lucy will join the Bank on 30 April 2018 and be responsible for developing and enabling the delivery of the Bank’s strategy. She will report to Andy Halford, Group Chief Financial Officer, and will join his Management Team.

Lucy joins Standard Chartered from Manulife Asia where she was Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. In this role, she led the development and delivery of Manulife Asia’s business strategy. She also served as Chairman of the Board for Manulife Singapore.

Prior to this, Lucy was Chief Strategy Officer and Board Director for Prudential Corporation Asia, based in Hong Kong since 2010. She also spent 13 years with UBS advising companies on a wide range of strategic initiatives and corporate transactions across mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, culminating in her position as Executive Director of Corporate Broking.

Andy Halford, Group Chief Financial Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Lucy to the Bank. Her longstanding and varied experience working for large financial institutions across our footprint markets will be vital as she plays a pivotal role in our continued focus on delivering higher quality income and improved sustainable returns.”

Lucy Taylor-Smith, said: “I am excited to be joining Standard Chartered at this important time for both the industry and the Bank. I look forward to supporting the Bank in sharpening its focus and delivering enhanced performance through its long history and client relationships, to create greater value for our customers, staff and shareholders.”

This appointment is subject to certification within the Certified Persons Regime.

For further information please contact:

Rana Al-Kilani,
Executive Director, Communications, Finance,
+44 (0)20 7885 2456

Shaun Gamble,
Executive Director, Group Media Relations,
+44 (0)20 7885 5934

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