Ron Garrick is Deputy Chair of the board of HBOS. Born in 1940, Sir Ron was Chairman of the Weir Group PLC between January 1999 and June 2002, having been Chief Executive since 1982, joining as a graduate trainee in 1962. Sir Ron was awarded the CBE in 1986 and a Knighthood in 1994 for services to industry and public life in Scotland. He was Deputy Chairman of Scottish Enterprise from 1992 to 1996 and is a former Director of Shell UK and Scottish Power plc. In September 2001, following the merger of Bank of Scotland and Halifax, Sir Ron was appointed a Non-executive Director of HBOS plc and in January 2003, he became Deputy Chairman of HBOS plc. Sir Ron is a Chartered Engineer and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1984.