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NEDs & Chairs Network lunch - in conversation with Sir Gerry Grimstone


Where: Association of British Insurers - UK Head Office - London, One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB

Registration: Registration: 12:15

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 one of the UKs most experienced Non-Executive Directors with a high profile career in a number of leading sectors and with almost unrivalled experience of working at the interface between government and business.

This event will explore

  • Sir Gerry's experience of leading change and transformation
  • Experiences of responding to regulatory and political challenges
  • How the role of a Non-Executive Director continues to develop and adapt to business needs

With a wealth of experience to share with our Network, this event will provide a fantastic opportunity to gain insights from Sir Gerry's experience and to discuss the biggest challenges facing you, as a Non-Executive, in today’s insurance and long term savings sector.



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.