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Standard Life Aberdn - Directorate Change

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Standard Life Aberdeen plc
26 February 2020


Standard Life Aberdeen plc


Directorate change


The Board of Standard Life Aberdeen plc ('SLA') announces that Brian McBride will be appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 May 2020.


Brian McBride brings a wealth of digital experience and global leadership in both executive and non-executive directorship roles.  He is currently Chair of Trainline PLC and Non-Executive Director of Kinnevik AB and Wiggle.com and is a Senior Adviser to Lazard's UK Financial Advisory Business and to Scottish Equity Partners.  In his executive career, Brian worked for IBM, Crosfield Electronics and Dell before serving as Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile UK and then  Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk.  As a Non-Executive Director, Brian has served on the Boards of, AO.com, the BBC, Celtic Football Club PLC, Computacenter PLC and S3 PLC, and as Chair of ASOS PLC.


Commenting on his appointment, Sir Douglas Flint, Chairman of SLA, said:


"I am delighted to welcome Brian to the Board.  As we position our businesses for a more technology driven future, his direct experience of developing digital strategies and solutions in consumer-facing businesses tackling rapidly evolving markets will be of great benefit to our discussions".


On joining the Board, Brian will also be appointed a member of the Remuneration Committee.


Following this appointment and the previously announced change that Martin Gilbert will stand down at the conclusion of the 2020 AGM, the Board will comprise two executive directors, eight non-executive directors and the Chairman.  The Board will be made up of five women and six men.  The Financial Conduct Authority has been notified of this appointment.  Brian's other appointments are listed below and no other information is required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph LR 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.


26 February 2020



James Thorneley


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Notes to Editors


Brian McBride


Non-Executive Director's Fee

Brian's fee as a Non-Executive Director of SLA will be £73,500 per annum.  His fees as a member of the Remuneration Committee will be £10,000 per annum.


Interest in shares

As at the date of his appointment, Brian does not hold any shares in Standard Life Aberdeen plc.

Biographical details:




Glasgow University



MA (Hons) Economic History and Politics

Other Non-Executive Appointments

2019 - Present

2019 - Present

2015 - Present

Trainline PLC, Chair

Kinnevik AB, Non-Executive Director

Wiggle.com, Non-Executive Director (Chair 2015-2018)

Career summary:

2016 - Present




Senior Advisor


2014 - 2019


Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee

2012 - 2018



2012 - 2014


Non-Executive Director

2011 - 2015

Computacenter PLC

Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee

2011 - 2014

Huawei UK

Advisory Board Member

2006 - 2011


Vice President and Managing Director

2005 - 2009

Celtic Football Club PLC

Non-Executive Director

2003 - 2005  

T-Mobile UK

Chief Executive Officer

2001 - 2008


Non-Executive Director

1998 - 2003

Dell Northern Europe

Vice-President and General Manager


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