Keith Skeoch started his career in the UK Government Economic Service before moving into financial services with James Capel (HSBC Securities) where he became firstly Chief Economist and then Managing Director of International Equities.
Keith joined Standard Life Investments (SLI) in 1999 as Chief Investment Officer and was appointed Chief Executive of that division in 2004 and to the main board of Standard Life plc following demutualisation in 2006. Keith led the exponential growth of SLI in terms of assets under management, geographic footprint, revenue stream, organisational capability and brand strength. He was appointed CEO of Standard Life plc in 2015 and sole CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) in 2019 having led the separation of the life business to Phoenix in 2018 and the subsequent formation of a global, focussed and capital light investment house.
Keith Stepped down as CEO of SLA in September 2020. He is currently Chair of the ASI Research Institute, Chair of the Investment Association and a member of The UK Takeover Panel.
Keith holds a degree from the University of Sussex, a MA from the University of Warwick and in recognition of his wider contribution to the financial services industry, and particularly his work in response to the GFC, he was awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and Teesside University.
Keith is a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists and a Trustee of Edinburgh International Festival. Keith is married to Andrea with whom he has two sons and divides his time between London and Edinburgh.
Keith is also a member of the Regulatory Standards & Codes Committee and the People Committee.