Vodafone Group Plc today announced the appointment of David Nish as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2016.

David Nish was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Plc from January 2010 to September 2015.  He joined the company as Group Finance Director in November 2006.  Under his tenure as Chief Executive, Standard Life’s market capitalisation increased from £4.8 billion to £9.3 billion and the company returned £3.7 billion to shareholders. David Nish was the Group Finance Director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 to 2005 and is a former Partner at Price Waterhouse.

David Nish is a Non-Executive Director of the UK Green Investment Bank Plc. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Northern Foods plc, Thus plc, HDFC Life (India), Royal Scottish National Orchestra and was Deputy Chairman of the Association of British Insurers. He was also formerly a member of the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Scottish Government.

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.”

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