Keith Skeoch has been appointed a board member of the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC)..
Skeoch’s appointment to the FRC board comes a year after he was given an Honorary Doctorate from Teesside University in recognition of his contribution to the financial services industry. His work with government, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, to establish best practice in stewardship was particularly commended.
Describing himself as a strong advocate of good corporate governance, Skeoch said he welcomed the opportunity to contribute to this increasingly important and relevant aspect of the financial services industry.
Skeoch, was previously the chief executive of investment company, Standard Life Investments, a role he assumed in 2004 after joining the firm in 1999. He also joined the board of Standard Life plc in 2006.
Prior to this, he spent 19 years at the stockbroker, James Capel & Co (HSBC Securities from 1996).