Malcolm Williamson

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Sir Malcolm Williamson, 72, Chairman of the Board of Signet Jewelers "appointed a director of the Company in 2005 and Chairman since June 2006. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Visa International between 1998 and 2004 before which he was Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC from 1993 to 1998. He is Chairman of National Australia Group Europe Limited and Youth Business International Advisory Board. He is also Chairman of Friends Provident Holdings (UK) Plc, a non-executive director of National Australia Bank Limited and Friends Provident Group plc, a member of the Board of Trustees for The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum and Chairman of the Cass Business School Strategy & Development Board. He was, until May 2008, a Director and Deputy Chairman of Resolution Plc, and until May 2008 and January 2010, respectively, a non-executive director of G4S PLC and of JP Morgan Cazenove Holdings. He was also Chairman of CDC Group plc until January 2010. Sir Malcolm joined the Board with a view to becoming Chairman. It was on the basis of his proven leadership skills and ability to take on the responsibility of Chairman of the Board that he was invited to do so, together with his previous Board and banking experience, which was a specialization that the Board did not have and one which was considered to be a benefit. The Board has concluded that Sir Malcolm should continue to serve on the Board for these reasons." [1]


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  1. forbes Malcolm Williamson, organizational web page, accessed November 21, 2013.
  2. Board, Aviva, accessed February 9, 2016.