Sir Gerry Grimstone
Gerald Edgar Grimstone
27 August 1949
Merton College, Oxford
|Occupation||Chairman, Standard Life|
Chairman, Barclays Bank plc
|Board member of||Standard Life|
Sir Gerald Edgar Grimstone (born 27 August 1949) is a British businessman and chairman of Barclays Bank plc. He was previously chairman of Standard Life and group deputy chairman of Barclays plc, the holding company for the Barclays Group.
Gerald Edgar Grimstone was born in August 1949, in Streatham, London, the son of a carpet fitter father. Grimstone has described his father as a "working class intellectual" and a senior member of the UK Communist Party.
Grimstone worked as a civil servant from 1972-86, then as a director of Schroders from 1986-99.
Grimstone has been chairman of Standard Life (now Standard Life Aberdeen) since May 2007, deputy chairman of Barclays since January 2016, a non-executive director of Deloitte and the lead non-executive director at the Ministry of Defence.
Grimstone was knighted in 2014.
Grimstone is divorced, and has three children.
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