Vodafone appoints former Standard Life CEO as non-executive director


David Nish almost doubled the insurance firm’s market capitalisation and joins operator

Vodafone Group has appointed former Standard Life CEO David Nish as a non-executive director.

Nish was boss at the insurance company from 2010 until September this year. Before that, he he held high profile roles at Scottish Power and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

During his time at Standard Life, the insurers market capitalisation increased from £4.8 billion to £9.3 billion and the company returned £3.7 billion to shareholders.

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.”