The chairman of Standard Life plc is Gerry Grimstone. He has served as a director of Standard Life ever since July 2003. He has held executive positions in the Department of Health and Social Security and HM Treasury until 1986. Later on, he spent 13 years working with Schroeders in its offices in New York, London and Hong Kong prior to his appointment as the vice chairman of the corporation’s international investment banking activities. By September of 2007, he became the Financial Services India Champion by United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI). He is likewise the European private equity firm Candover Investments plc’s chairman, an Air Command Board member and the RAF Joint Audit Committee chairman.

Candover provides brief details on Gerry Grimstone’s many company affiliations.

His Achilles’ tendon might have snapped at his first yearly general meeting as the chairman of Standard Life, but Gerry Grimstone still carried out his duties as a leader of the company.

TimesOnline considers Gerry Grimstone as a major player in business, as he is the chairman of both the Candover Investments private equity and Standard Life insurance.

Terry Murden interviewed Gerry Grimstone on the developments of Standard Life insurance group in 2008.

Gerry Grimstone approved the appointment of David Nish as the Standard Life group chief executive, succeeding Sir Sandy Crombie.

In 2007, Standard Life’s Gerry Grimstone was chosen as the “Indian Champion” by the United Kingdom Trade and Investment.

UK Trade and Investment provides a brief executive profile of Candover Investment chairman Gerry Grimstone.

Gerry Grimstone, UK Trade and Investment’s Indian Champion, restated the significance of the growing economy of India to Scotland and the United Kingdom.

At HM Treasury’s Operational Efficiency Programme, Gerry Grimstone played the role as the head of asset management and sales.

Gerry Grimstone, previously a civil servant in the Thatcher administration, suggested that there was a solid case for carrying the Royal Mint, producer of medals, seals and coins, over to the private sector.

Gerry Grimstone formed a Scottish Financial Enterprise discussion meeting last June of this year, talking about his business experiences in India.

In 2007, former deputy chairman Gerry Grimstone was appointed chairman of the Standard Life insurance company, succeeding Sir Brian Stewart.