On 3 October 2018, Sir Gerry Grimstone will join us for the final NEDs & Chairs network event of the year. This lunch will be an ‘in conversation’ style event chaired by ABI Director General, Huw Evans.
Sir Gerry Grimstone is Chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, one of the UK’s largest savings and investments businesses. He is an independent non-executive board member of Deloitte NWE LLP, where he represents the public interest and the Board Adviser to the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
Within the UK public sector, he is the lead non-executive on the board of the Ministry of Defence and is a member of HM Treasury's Financial Services Trade and Investment Board. From 2012-2015, Gerry served as chairman of TheCityUK, the representative body for the financial and professional services industry in the UK. He is also Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Barclays and chairs the Board Reputation Committee.
Gerry has held a number of board appointments in the public and private sectors and has served as one of the UK’s Business Ambassadors. He was previously a senior investment banker at Schroders and ran businesses in London, New York and Asia Pacific. He specialised in mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising for major companies worldwide. Prior to that, he was an official in HM Treasury, where he was responsible for privatisation and policy towards state-owned enterprises.