Gay was appointed an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC in April 2015 and an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank in April 2019.
Gay has extensive banking and financial services experience with significant commercial and UK regulatory and governance experience.
Gay spent over 30 years working within the financial services industry, the international capital markets and with the financial regulator. Gay spent seven years with the Financial Services Authority from 1998 to 2005, where she was director of markets division, capital markets sector leader, with responsibility for establishing a market-facing division for the supervision of market infrastructure, oversight of market conduct and developing markets policy. From 2005 to 2008, Gay held a number of roles at Citibank, including head of governance, Citi Alternative Investments, EMEA, before joining Barclays Capital where she was vice chair of investment banking and investment management. She was previously a non-executive director at Aviva plc, the London Stock Exchange Group plc and deputy chair of the Financial Reporting Council. She received an OBE for services to financial services and diversity in 2016.
Gay is a non-executive director of ConocoPhillips and Bank Itau BBA International plc, and a non-executive member of the UK HM Treasury Board. Gay has been elected as Chair of the London Metal Exchange with effect from December 2019.