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Standard Life appoints Sheelagh Whittaker to board

Standard Life has appointed Sheelagh Whittaker as a non-executive director with effect from September 1, 2009.

Chairman Gerry Grimstone says: “I am delighted to welcome Sheelagh to the board. Over her career to date, she has demonstrated significant success at senior executive level in terms of transformation, innovation and leadership.

“In particular, her international experience, especially of North American markets, will be very beneficial to the board’s deliberations.”

Following this appointment, the Standard Life board will comprise three executive directors and seven non-executive directors, including the chairman.


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