Standard Chartered

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Standard Chartered is a financial services company headquartered in London. It was formed in 1969 through a merger of the Standard Bank of British South Africa, founded in 1863, and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, founded in 1853.[1]

Revolving door

  • Ann Grant, former High Commissioner to South Africa, has been Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Capital Markets Ltd since 2005.[2]
  • Paul Skinner, a Non-Executive Director since November 2003, was on the Defence Board since January 2010, which is the highest non-ministerial committee in the UK Ministry of Defence.[3][4][5]
  • U.K. Life Peer Ian Stewart, Lord Stewart of Portmoak was Deputy Chairman, Standard Chartered plc from 1993 to 2004.[6]
  • Tim Sykes, Non-executive Director at UK Financial Investments Ltd is a former Standard Chartered Treasurer.[7]
  • U.K. Life Peer and former Foreign Office Minister Elizabeth Symons, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, was appointed an International Advisor to Standard Chartered plc in 2006.[8]

Lobbying firms

Former lobbying firms


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  2. Who's Who 2009, GRANT, Ann, online edition, Oxford University Press, accessed 24 March 2009.
  3. MoD, Consolidated Departmental Resource Accounts 2009-2010, Ministry of Defence, accessed 06 February 2011.
  4. Robertson, David, "Business big shot: Paul Skinner," The Times, 06 August 2007, accessed 06 February 2011.
  5. Standard Chartered, Key People > Paul Skinner, Independent Non-Executive Director, accessed 06 February 2011.
  6. Who's Who 2009, STEWARTBY, online edition, Oxford University Press, accessed 24 March 2009.
  7. UKFI, "Tim Sykes to join UKFI," Press Release, 22 December 2008, accessed 06 February 2011.
  8. Delgado, Martin, "Ex-Minister's new job... with bank she helped to win foreign contract," Mail on Sunday, 25 November 2006, accessed 06 February 2011.
  9. Register for 1st December 2013 - 31st February 2014 APPC, accessed 29 January 2015