Glyn Jones was appointed as independent non-executive chairman effective from November 2016 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee. Mr Jones is also the chairman of Aspen Insurance Holdings, a New York Stock Exchange listed business. Prior to this, Mr Jones was the senior independent director at Direct Line Insurance Group, a board he joined ahead of its listing on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 100 company. Other past chairmanships include: Aldermore Group plc, Hermes Fund Managers, BT Pension Scheme Management and Towry, a financial planning and wealth advice business.
From 1981 to 1990, Mr Jones was a senior partner in the consulting practice specialising in financial services within Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, a predecessor firm to PwC. In 1991, he joined Standard Chartered Bank where he ran their international private banking business which was headquartered in Hong Kong. On his return to the UK in 1997, he joined NatWest Bank and was appointed chief executive officer of the Coutts Group, the domestic and international private banking business, as well as having responsibility for NatWest Investments and NatWest Stockbrokers. In 2001, Mr Jones joined Gartmore Investment Management as chief executive officer until 2004. Mr Jones holds a MA in Economics, Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.