Trust Deputy Chairman
Gavin Laws recently retired after 37 years’ service with Standard Chartered Bank where, most recently, he was Group Head of Corporate Affairs. In his career at the bank Gavin served in London, South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore and held a number of management roles in Consumer and Wholesale Banking as well as leading global operational teams in trade and cash management. In his last role he was responsible, amongst other things, for the bank’s brand and sponsorship activity as well as driving the Corporate and Social Responsibility teams across the group. Gavin was a board member of the bank’s global sight initiative, Seeing is Believing, and through this first met up with Sir Ranulph Fiennes in 2011 to see how the bank could help in his Antarctic challenge. He was instrumental in getting approval for the bank’s sponsorship of The Coldest Journey and setting up the process of raising funds for the sight programme. Gavin is also a non-executive director of Travelex Holdings Ltd, a trustee of Liverpool FC’s Foundation and Chair of the Governing body of Berkhamsted Schools Group.