Andy Halford

Group Chief Financial Officer | Joined July 2014

Andy Halford


Andy was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer of Standard Chartered PLC in July 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of Standard Chartered Bank in April 2019.


Andy has a strong finance background and deep experience of managing complex international businesses across dynamic and changing markets.


Andy was Finance Director at East Midlands Electricity PLC prior to joining Vodafone in 1999 as Financial Director for Vodafone Limited, the UK operating company. Andy was later appointed Financial Director for Vodafone’s Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and later the Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless in the US. He was a member of the Board of Representatives of the Verizon Wireless Partnership. Andy was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Group PLC in 2005, a position he held for nine years. In 2013, he joined Marks and Spencer Group PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director, becoming its Senior Independent Director in 2018 until stepping down from the Group on 31 December 2022. As Group Chief Financial Officer at Standard Chartered, Andy is responsible for the Finance, Treasury, Corporate Development, Strategy, Investor Relations, Property and Supply Chain Management functions.