Head of Governance & Stewardship
Standard Life Investments Ltd
Guy has a career spanning merchant banking, corporate finance, venture capital and fund management in London, New York and his hometown of Edinburgh. Before taking up his present role, Guy was Head of Standard Life Investments’ Smaller Company and Private Equity teams.
He currently heads Standard Life Investment’s Governance & Stewardship Team, which he pioneered in 1992 to develop and implement an efficient approach to corporate governance. The team is responsible for fulfilling all aspects of Standard Life Investments’ governance and stewardship responsibilities. Each year, Guy and his team meet over 100 companies to discuss a wide range of corporate governance topics to assist the evaluation of corporate governance for investment purposes.
Guy has been deeply involved in developing best practice approaches to corporate governance and stewardship. He is a member of a number of influential committees including the ABI Investment Committee and the CBI Companies Committee, and is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Also, he is Co-Chair of the Conference Board’s European Corporate Governance Council, and the Global Auditor Investor Dialogue. In addition, Guy was a member of the Corporate Governance Working Group, which assisted the UK Government during its wide-ranging review of company law, and the European Commission’s Auditor Liability Advisory Forum.