Gareth has over 40 years' experience in the financial services industry. He retired in 2010 from the Board of Standard Chartered plc where he was responsible for Africa, Middle East, Europe and the Americas as well as chairing Risk and Special Assets Management.
He has both wide functional and international experience, having been Head of Corporate Banking in Hong Kong, CEO Africa, Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Strategy. He also has significant industrial and retail board experience both in the UK and China.
He has also held numerous board positions, inter alia, Tesco PLC, Tesco Personal Financial Group Ltd, Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC, Fleming Family & Partners Ltd, British Bankers’ Association and Global Market Group Ltd (China). He was also a Trustee of the British Council from 2012 to 2018. He is currently Senior Independent Director of Informa PLC.