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Standard Life appoints new chairman

Standard Life is appointing Sir Brian Stewart as its new chairman following the retirement of current chairman John Trott on June 30.

Stewart has been a non-executive director of the company since April 1993 and was knighted last year for his contribution to industry.

Group chief executive Iain Lumsden said Trott had a long and distinguished career with Standard Life since his appointment as a non-executive director in January 1974.

Lumsden says: “Sir Brian has tremendous experience and expertise in the wider business world, and his track record with an international company such as brewer Scottish & Newcastle will be of great benefit to Standard Life as it continues to expand.”

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