Past Standard Life CEO and IA chair knighted in New Year's Honours list

Keith Skeoch joins 19 others in receiving a title this year

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Former Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) chief executive and chair of the Investment Association (IA) Keith Skeoch has been included in the King’s New Year's Honours List for his services to the financial sector.

Skeoch was knighted in the 2023 honours list and is one of 19 to receive the title this year. He joined SLA in 1999 and also chaired the UK government's ring-fencing and proprietary trading review. Skeoch stepped down from the IA board in September. Other prominent business figures included in the list were Rolls-Royce chair Anita Frew, Diageo head Ivan Menezes and NatWest chief Alison Rose. Former permanent secretary to HM Treasury Tom Scholar, who was ousted by the former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, was also included in the honours list.

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