Keith Skeoch

Keith Skeoch is Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, which oversees £544.6bn* of assets for clients. Keith started his career in 1979 at the Government Economic Service. He moved into financial services in 1980 and became Chief Economist with James Capel (HSBC Securities from 1996), where he was latterly Managing Director of International Equities. […]

Current Positions

Chief Executive Officer
Standard Life Aberdeen

Board Member

Financial Reporting Council

Member of the Board of Trustees

Edinburgh International Festival

Member - Leadership Council
TheCityUK

Keith Skeoch is Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, which oversees £544.6bn* of assets for clients.

Keith started his career in 1979 at the Government Economic Service. He moved into financial services in 1980 and became Chief Economist with James Capel (HSBC Securities from 1996), where he was latterly Managing Director of International Equities.

He joined Standard Life Investments in 1999 as Chief Investment Officer, before becoming Chief Executive of that division in 2004. In 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive of Standard Life plc, having been a board member since 2006, and led the merger with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. He was named as sole CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen in 2019.

Keith has held a number of key industry appointments. He is currently Chair of the Investment Association, a board member of the Financial Reporting Council and a member of the Takeover Panel.

Keith holds a BA from the University of Sussex and an MA from the University of Warwick. In recognition of his wider contribution to the financial services industry – particularly his work in response to the global financial crisis – he has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and Teesside University. For his services to the economics profession, he has been named a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists.

Keith is also a Trustee of the Edinburgh International Festival.

* As at 31 Dec 2019