Standard Chartered appoints Grant Parkinson as Regional Head of EMEA Private Banking
Standard Chartered Private Bank today announced the appointment of Grant Parkinson as Regional Head, Private Banking, Europe, Africa and Middle East, subject to regulatory approval.
Mr Parkinson brings with him many years of private banking experience to Standard Chartered. As Chief Operating Officer at Coutts from 2013 to 2017, his responsibilities were predominantly client-focused, including developing new client propositions and opening of a booking centre.
Most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, he focused more on the firm’s digital solutions and developing technology solutions for client-facing colleagues. Earlier in his career,Mr Parkinson also worked at Barclays and McKinsey.
Grant Parkinson will be based in London and will report to Didier von Daeniken, Global Head, Private Banking.
Mr Parkinson commented n his appointment:
“I am delighted to join Standard Chartered to lead Private Banking across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Standard Chartered is a firm I have long admired and I look forward to working with the leadership team to continue growing the business while delivering the highest standards of client service.”
Steve Atkinson, currently Regional Head, Private Banking West, is stepping down from his role and will be leaving after three decades with Standard Chartered. His career with the Bank has seen him working across many areas and countries, including leadership positions in Commercial, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Finance, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs. During his time with the Private Bank, he led the business through a considerable period of transformation and laid the foundations for the business to grow.
Mr Atkinson will be working closely with Mr Parkinson to ensure a smooth leadership transition over the next few weeks. Steve Atkinson’s last day with the Bank is on December 2, 2020.