Digital expert McBride joins Stan Life Aberdeen board

Brian McBride

Edinburgh-based asset management giant Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) said on Wednesday that Trainline chairman Brian McBride will be appointed as a non-executive director of SLA with effect from May 1, 2020.

“Brian McBride brings a wealth of digital experience and global leadership in both executive and non-executive directorship roles,” said Standard Life Aberdeen.

“He is currently chair of Trainline PLC and non-executive director of Kinnevik AB and Wiggle.com and is a senior adviser to Lazard’s UK financial advisory business and to Scottish Equity Partners.  

“In his executive career, Brian worked for IBM, Crosfield Electronics and Dell before serving as Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile UK and then  Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk. 

“As a non-executive director, Brian has served on the boards of, AO.com, the BBC, Celtic Football Club PLC, Computacenter PLC and S3 PLC, and as Chair of ASOS PLC.”

SLA chair Douglas Flint said: “I am delighted to welcome brian to the board. 

“As we position our businesses for a more technology driven future, his direct experience of developing digital strategies and solutions in consumer-facing businesses tackling rapidly evolving markets will be of great benefit to our discussions.”

McBride will also be appointed a member of SLA’s remuneration committee. 

McBride’s fee as a non-executive director of SLA will be £73,500 per annum, and his fees as a member of the remuneration committee will be £10,000 per annum.

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