George Reid was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director in February 2017 and is the chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the IT and Risk Committees. Mr Reid also chairs the board of Old Mutual Wealth Limited, OMWLA and Old Mutual Wealth Life & Pensions Limited.
From 1987 to 1999, Mr Reid worked at Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers (now PwC), undertaking various roles and overseas secondments. In 1999, he joined Standard Life where he spent seven years in various senior executive roles, including group chief accountant and financial reporting director for UK Life and Pensions. He returned to the accounting profession in 2006 and spent the next 10 years with Ernst & Young UK LLP. Initially a partner within the Financial Services Audit Practice, in 2015 he was appointed managing partner and EY’s head of financial services for Scotland and UK regions, and made a member of the UK Firm’s Financial Services Board. In addition, Mr Reid has been a director of the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland since 2009. Mr Reid has a B.Sc Hons degree from the University of St Andrews in Statistics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.