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Sir Gerry Grimstone

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Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Sir Gerry Grimstone is Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Barclays and chairs the Board Reputation Committee.

He is also chairman of Standard Life plc, one of the UK’s largest savings and investments businesses. He is an independent non-executive board member of Deloitte LLP, where he represents the public interest. 

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 currently chairs the working group of the TheCityUK’s China Market Advisory Group.

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.


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