Senior non-execs join Deloitte board

STANDARD LIFE chairman Gerry Grimstone and economist DeAnne Julius have joined Deloitte’s board as non-executive directors.

Grimstone has held senior posts with the Department of Health and Social Security, HM Treasury and Schroders.

Julius is a founder member of the Monetary Policy Committee and chairman of Chatham House. She also serves on a number of other boards, including Jones Lang LaSalle in the US and Roche in Switzerland.

Deloitte chairman David Cruickshank said the appointments were “uniquely” being made to the firm’s main board.

“The intention is for them to form an active dialogue with the firm to help shape and influence our business, not only in the interest of greater transparency, but also its strategic direction and the way we work with clients.”

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