Sir Gerald Edgar Grimstone (born August 1949) is a British businessman, the chairman of Standard Life, and chairman of Barclays Bank plc. He previously served as group deputy chairman of Barclays plc, the holding company for the Barclays Group.
Gerald Edgar Grimstone was born in August 1949, in Streatham, London, the son of a carpet fitter father. Grimstone has described his father as a “working class intellectual” and communist.
He was educated at the Whitgift School, Croydon, and Merton College, Oxford, from where he received a degree in chemistry.
Grimstone worked as a civil servant from 1972-86, then as a director of Schroders from 1986-99.
Grimstone has been chairman of Standard Life since May 2007, deputy chairman of Barclays since January 2016, a non-executive director of Deloitte and the lead non-executive director at the Ministry of Defence.