Board of Directors


E Mervyn Davies CBE

E Mervyn Davies CBE

Chairman

Appointed to the Board on 16 December 1997. He was appointed as Chairman on 20 November 2006. Immediately prior to this he had been Group Chief Executive since 28 November 2001. Before his appointment as Group Chief Executive he was the executive director with responsibility for Hong Kong, China and North East Asia and for Group-wide Technology and Operations. He is a non-executive director of Tesco PLC and Tottenham Hotspur plc and is Chairman of Fleming Family & Partners Limited. He is also Chairman of the Government’s Business Council for Britain and the Chair of Council of Bangor University. Age 55.

John Peace

John Peace

Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board on 1 August 2007. He is Chairman of Experian Group Limited and Burberry Group plc. He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University, Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Nottinghamshire, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Chairman of The Work Foundation. Previously he was Group Chief Executive of GUS plc from 2000 until 2006, having been a director of GUS since 1997. Age 58.

Peter Sands

Peter Sands*

Group Chief Executive

Appointed to the Board on 14 May 2002. Appointed as Group Chief Executive on 20 November 2006. Immediately prior to this he had been Group Finance Director since his appointment to the Board and was responsible for Finance, Risk, Strategy and Technology and Operations. Before his appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board he was a director with worldwide consultants McKinsey & Co. He had been with McKinsey since 1988, where he worked extensively in the banking and technology sectors in a wide range of international markets. Age 46.

Gareth Bullock

Gareth Bullock*

Appointed to the Board on 6 August 2007. He is Group Executive Director with responsibility for growth and governance in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and for Risk and Special Asset Management. He joined Standard Chartered in 1996 and was appointed as a director of Standard Chartered Bank in 2003. His previous senior appointments include Group Head of Strategy, Group Chief Information Officer and CEO Africa. He is Chairman of Mcashback Limited and is a non-executive director of Fleming Family & Partners Limited and of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc. Age 54.

Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding CBE

Appointed to the Board on 1 January 2005. She is Chief Executive Officer of BUPA and a non-executive director of J Sainsbury plc and of the Lawn Tennis Association and of the BBC’s Executive Board. She is also a Trustee of the British Museum. Previously she was Director, Asia Pacific with British Airways. Age 57.

Rudy Markham

Rudy Markham

Appointed to the Board on 19 February 2001. He is a non-executive director of Legal and General Group Plc and of United Parcel Service, Inc. and is a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Council. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of Unilever. Age 61.

Ruth Markland

Ruth Markland

Appointed to the Board on 3 November 2003. She is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the WRVS and a non-executive director of The Sage Group plc. Previously she was Managing Partner Asia for the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Age 55.

Sunil Mittal

Sunil Mittal

Appointed to the Board 1 August 2007. He is Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises and President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He sits on various boards and councils including the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade and Industry, the India Advisory Council of the Harvard Business School and the Singapore-India Partnership Foundation. He is the recipient of Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India. Age 50.

Mike DeNoma

Mike DeNoma*

Appointed to the Board on 12 May 2000. He is Group Executive Director with responsibility for the Group’s Consumer Banking business worldwide and leads the Group’s Strategy function. He joined Standard Chartered in 1999 with responsibility for Consumer Banking in Asia. He is also a director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, of MasterCard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, and is a member of the board of Singapore Management University. He is based in Singapore. Age 51.

Richard Meddings

Richard Meddings*

Appointed to the Board on 16 November 2002. He was appointed as Group Finance Director on 20 November 2006 and is responsible for Finance, Corporate Treasury and Corporate Development. Immediately prior to this he was Group Executive Director responsible for growth and governance across Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Americas and before that was responsible for Risk, Special Assets Management and Legal & Compliance. Before his appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board he was Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Private Clients at Barclays PLC and prior to that Group Financial Controller at Barclays PLC. Age 49.

Sir CK Chow

Sir CK Chow

Appointed to the Board on 24 February 1997. He is Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation Limited of Hong Kong and is non-executive Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He is a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Council of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of GKN plc and Brambles Industries plc. He is based in Hong Kong. Age 57.

Jamie Dundas

Jamie Dundas

Appointed to the Board on 15 March 2004. He is Chairman of Jupiter Investment Management Holdings Limited and a non-executive director of Drax Group plc. He is also Chairman of Macmillan Cancer Support. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of the UK property company MEPC and Finance Director of the Airport Authority Hong Kong. Age 57.

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner

Appointed to the Board on 3 November 2003. He is Chairman of Rio Tinto plc and is a non-executive director of the Tetra Laval Group and L’Air Liquide SA. He is also a member of the board of INSEAD and of the Defence Board of the UK Ministry of Defence. Previously he was a director of The ‘Shell’ Transport and Trading Company plc and Group Managing Director of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies where he was CEO of its global Oil Products business. Age 63.

Oliver Stocken

Oliver Stocken

Appointed to the Board on 1 June 2004. He is Chairman of Home Retail Group plc, Deputy Chairman of 3i plc and Chairman of Oval Limited and Stanhope Group Holdings Limited. He is also Chairman of the Trustees of the Natural History Museum. Previously he was Group Finance Director of Barclays PLC. Age 66.

Lord Turner

Lord Turner

Appointed to the Board on 1 August 2006. He is a non-executive director of United Business Media plc, Siemens Holdings plc and Paternoster UK Limited. He is also Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute, the Climate Change Committee and of the Economic and Social Research Council, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children Fund UK. Previously he was Director General of the CBI and Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe Limited. Age 52.

Board Committees


Audit and Risk Committee

Rudy Markham (Chairman) John Peace
Jamie Dundas
Ruth Markland
Lord Turner

Board Nomination Committee

Mervyn Davies (Chairman)
John Peace
Jamie Dundas
Rudy Markham
Ruth Markland

Board Remuneration Committee

Ruth Markland (Chairman)
Val Gooding
Paul Skinner
Oliver Stocken
Lord Turner

Sustainability and Responsibility Committee

Mervyn Davies (Chairman)
Peter Sands
Jamie Dundas
Val Gooding
Oliver Stocken

*
Also a director of Standard Chartered Bank.
Independent non-executive director.