Nish appointed to board of Vodafone

David NishFormer Standard Life chief executive David Nish is joining Vodafone as a non-executive director with effect from 1 January.

Mr Nish led the Edinburgh pensions and wealth manager from January 2010 until recently making way for Standard Life Investments chief Keith Skeoch.

He joined the company as group finance director in November 2006.  Under his tenure as chief executive, Standard Life’s market capitalisation increased from £4.8 billion to £9.3bn and the company returned £3.7bn to shareholders.

Mr Nish was the group finance director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 to 2005 and is a former partner at Price Waterhouse.

His other roles include a non-executive directorship at the Green Investment Bank. He has been a non-executive director of Northern Foods, Thus, HDFC Life (India), Royal Scottish National Orchestra and was deputy chairman of the Association of British Insurers. He was also formerly a member of the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Scottish Government.

Vodafone group chairman Gerard Kleisterlee, said:  “David is a highly experienced business leader who helped build Standard Life into one of the UK’s largest asset managers, delivering significant returns to shareholders.

“His financial expertise and capital market skills will be a complementary addition to the Board and I am delighted to welcome him to Vodafone.”



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