Crawford Gillies

Crawford Gillies

Senior Independent Director

Crawford joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in May 2014 and was appointed Senior Independent Director in April 2018.

Crawford has over three decades of business and management experience, initially with Bain & Company, a firm of international management consultants, where he was Managing Director Europe from 2001 to 2005. While at Bain he worked with major companies in the UK, Continental Europe and North America across multiple sectors.

From 2007 - 2016 Crawford was on the board of Standard Life plc, where he chaired the Remuneration Committee. He was Chairman of the law firm Hammonds, now Squire Sanders (2006 - 2009), has chaired Control Risks International Ltd since 2007 and chaired Touch Bionics (2006 - 2011), an innovative medical device company. Crawford was also on the board of MITIE Group PLC from July 2012 to July 2015.

He has also held public sector posts in England and Scotland. He was an independent member of the Department of Trade & Industry (2002 - 2007) and chaired its Audit & Risk Committee (2003 - 2007). He is former Chairman of Scottish Enterprise and of the Confederation of British Industry in London.

Committee membership

Board Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
Board Audit Committee
Board Nominations Committee

Other current principal external appointments

Non-Executive Director, SSE plc
Chairman, The Edrington Group Limited