Richard Meddings new FD at Standard Chartered

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Richard Meddings was appointed as Group Finance Director of Standard Chartered PLC in November 2006, having joined the Board as a Group Executive Director in November 2002. He is based in London and is responsible for Finance, Group Corporate Treasury and Group Corporate Development.

Immediately prior to his appointment as Group Finance Director, Richard had been Group Executive Director for growth and governance across Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, Europe and the Americas and before that was Group Executive Director with responsibility for Risk, Group Special Assets Management and Legal & Compliance.

Before joining Standard Chartered, Richard was Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Private Clients and prior to that he was Group Financial Controller at Barclays PLC. Richard was Group Finance Director of Woolwich PLC before the acquisition of Woolwich PLC by Barclays PLC. In this role his responsibilities included Finance, Strategy, Investor Relations, Risk, Compliance and Treasury.

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1983. He attended Wolverhampton Grammar School, following which he graduated from Exeter College, Oxford with a MA (Hons) in Modern History. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Director of The Indo British Partnership Network.

Richard is married with three young children and his interests include football, cricket and golf.

He was born in 12 March 1958.

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