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Crawford Gillies

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Barclays plc

Crawford Gillies is an experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director.  He is currently is a Non-Executive Director at Barclays plc, where he also chairs the Remuneration Committee, was appointed Senior Independent Director at SSE plc in 2015 and he became Chairman of Edrington Group in 2017.  He served on the board at Standard Life plc from 2007-2016 where he also chaired the Remuneration Committee.

He was Chairman of Control Risks Group between 2007 and 2017. In addition, he has 7 years’ experience as Chairman of Scottish Enterprise, 5 years as Chairman of Touch Bionics (an innovative medical devices company), and 3 years as Chairman of Hammonds, the law firm. Previously, Crawford spent over two and a half decades at Bain & Company Inc., the global management consulting firm, where he worked with a broad range of companies, and was ultimately a member of the worldwide board and responsible for the company’s business in Europe. Furthermore, Crawford is a former member of the DTI’s Management Board and Strategy Board, and has been Chairman of CBI London.

With a law degree from Edinburgh University, Crawford is a chartered accountant and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He was previously the founding Chairman of the Saltire Foundation, a charity aimed at developing the next generation of entrepreneurial business leaders in Scotland.

In his spare time, Crawford enjoys cycling, developing an arboretum and watching rugby

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