Board of directors

ASI charitable foundation board of directors

Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation (ASICF) is a registered charity with OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, registered charity number SC042597. Our Board of Directors has seven members, included one independent Director. The Board provides oversight and governance of all charitable giving.

Paul Aggett

Paul Aggett

External Director

I am proud to say I have been a Director of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation (ASICF) since its creation as the Aberdeen Asset Charitable Foundation and I was involved in the debates around the original set up and structure. The most pleasing aspect to me is ASICF provides additional goodwill and enhanced reputation for the organisation both internally and externally and has been seen as a positive to staff morale.

Along with ASICF I have participated in the Global Volunteering Day. Last year I attended FareShare in Bermondsey and was pleased to be told that Fareshare had started up in Ipswich close to my home. I have since spent a few days volunteering there thanks to the original company connection.

I have always been involved with at least one charity during my career and see this as a small way of giving something back to the community. I am also a Trustee Director of Freeword based in London.

Sarah anderson

Sarah Anderson

Director

I have been working with the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years and as the Asia Pacific representative on the Board, I would like my contribution to ensure that the Foundation has a truly global outlook through the communities we support and strengthens collaboration amongst colleagues. I believe we can also steer the Foundation to be seen as the industry leader both internally and externally through creating real impact for those communities who need it the most.

Tamsin Balfour

Tamsin Balfour

Chairman

Whilst our corporate purpose is to help others invest for a better future, planning for that future is impossible for the many people who are worried about today. Helping people to achieve their potential has always driven me, both inside and outside the office, so I’m delighted to have been given the privilege of helping to deliver our charitable giving in order to help others access that better future. I’m also keen to encourage our people to get involved with the work of the foundation - for themselves, for us, and for our communities across the globe.

Bev Hendry

Director

I have worked in the investment management business for over 30 years and being able to give back to a society that has been especially good to me is certainly fulfilling. As a child, I was a beneficiary of a charitable scholarship which started me on my career path. As the Americas representative on the Board, I am honored to participate in charitable projects which significantly help those members of our local communities who are in need of assistance.
Sandy MacDonald

Sandy MacDonald

Director

As Global Head of Corporate Sustainability at Standard Life Aberdeen plc, I’m passionate about working with partners and our colleagues to have a lasting, positive impact on society and the environment. The charitable foundation is a key mechanism enabling us to deliver this positive impact.

I have a strong and active interest in social inclusion and creating equal opportunities for people from all backgrounds. As well as my role with Standard Life Aberdeen, I’m Deputy Chair of Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity and Chair of the Living Wage Leadership Group in Scotland. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Directors, drawing on the wisdom and enthusiasm of our colleagues and great charities to help create a better future for communities around the world.

Michael Tumilty

Michael Tumilty

Director

I’m delighted to be part of the Charitable Foundation Board here at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Charitable giving affords us with a massive opportunity for all of us to make a difference to people who are not as fortunate as ourselves. Charitable giving creates means by which we can make a sustainable difference to help people live better lives and that in itself is so rewarding. I sit on a number of Charity Boards and the work that the Charities do is humbling in so many different ways. Knowing that I can make just a small difference is what motivates me to contribute as best I can.
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Sam Walker

Director

I am very proud of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation (ASICF) and the impact it has had inside and outside of the business.

Having been involved in its development since the start, I’ve watched support for it within the business grow year on year, giving us the ability to expand its work in emerging markets from Brazil and Cambodia to Peru and Tanzania as well as with the local communities where we live and work.

The Foundation is doing great things for some great charities. Please get involved via Claire Drummond and sign up to share your ideas, volunteer, donate and visit.

Lynn Warren

Lynn Warren

Director

Lynn Warren is Head of CEO Office at Standard Life Aberdeen plc, supporting the CEO with the delivery of both strategic and cultural goals.

Outside of work, Lynn has a strong interest in working with vulnerable groups – from supporting children through dance to caring for the elderly in her local community. Lynn has also supported local projects for charities including Marie Curie, Barnardos and CCLASP.

Lynn was delighted to be invited to join the Board of Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation enabling her to support our company purpose through meaningful investments in our global communities.

Amanda Young

Amanda Young

Director

Over the past two decades in responsible investment, I have developed a strong belief that both capital and people have a powerful ability to achieve positive good in the world. I grew up with parents in the medical profession, who always taught me to care for those less fortunate or in need. From this grounding, I have developed a strong desire to use the skills and expertise I have acquired to help improve the world around us.

I was therefore delighted and honoured to able to join the Standard Life Aberdeen Charitable Foundation to help achieve our corporate purpose, together we can invest for a better future. I am keen to get our staff involved in the fantastic work the Foundation does and can see mutual benefits for both our colleagues and those most in need.

  • Paul Aggett

    External Director

    I am proud to say I have been a Director of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation (ASICF) since its creation as the Aberdeen Asset Charitable Foundation and I was involved in the debates around the original set up and structure. The most pleasing aspect to me is ASICF provides additional goodwill and enhanced reputation for the organisation both internally and externally and has been seen as a positive to staff morale.

    Along with ASICF I have participated in the Global Volunteering Day. Last year I attended FareShare in Bermondsey and was pleased to be told that Fareshare had started up in Ipswich close to my home. I have since spent a few days volunteering there thanks to the original company connection.

    I have always been involved with at least one charity during my career and see this as a small way of giving something back to the community. I am also a Trustee Director of Freeword based in London.

  • Sarah Anderson

    Director

    I have been working with the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years and as the Asia Pacific representative on the Board, I would like my contribution to ensure that the Foundation has a truly global outlook through the communities we support and strengthens collaboration amongst colleagues. I believe we can also steer the Foundation to be seen as the industry leader both internally and externally through creating real impact for those communities who need it the most.

  • Tamsin Balfour

    Chairman

    Whilst our corporate purpose is to help others invest for a better future, planning for that future is impossible for the many people who are worried about today. Helping people to achieve their potential has always driven me, both inside and outside the office, so I’m delighted to have been given the privilege of helping to deliver our charitable giving in order to help others access that better future. I’m also keen to encourage our people to get involved with the work of the foundation - for themselves, for us, and for our communities across the globe.
  • Bev Hendry

    Director

    I have worked in the investment management business for over 30 years and being able to give back to a society that has been especially good to me is certainly fulfilling. As a child, I was a beneficiary of a charitable scholarship which started me on my career path. As the Americas representative on the Board, I am honored to participate in charitable projects which significantly help those members of our local communities who are in need of assistance.
  • Sandy MacDonald

    Director

    As Global Head of Corporate Sustainability at Standard Life Aberdeen plc, I’m passionate about working with partners and our colleagues to have a lasting, positive impact on society and the environment. The charitable foundation is a key mechanism enabling us to deliver this positive impact.

    I have a strong and active interest in social inclusion and creating equal opportunities for people from all backgrounds. As well as my role with Standard Life Aberdeen, I’m Deputy Chair of Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity and Chair of the Living Wage Leadership Group in Scotland. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Directors, drawing on the wisdom and enthusiasm of our colleagues and great charities to help create a better future for communities around the world.

  • Michael Tumilty

    Director

    I’m delighted to be part of the Charitable Foundation Board here at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Charitable giving affords us with a massive opportunity for all of us to make a difference to people who are not as fortunate as ourselves. Charitable giving creates means by which we can make a sustainable difference to help people live better lives and that in itself is so rewarding. I sit on a number of Charity Boards and the work that the Charities do is humbling in so many different ways. Knowing that I can make just a small difference is what motivates me to contribute as best I can.
  • Sam Walker

    Director

    I am very proud of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation (ASICF) and the impact it has had inside and outside of the business.

    Having been involved in its development since the start, I’ve watched support for it within the business grow year on year, giving us the ability to expand its work in emerging markets from Brazil and Cambodia to Peru and Tanzania as well as with the local communities where we live and work.

    The Foundation is doing great things for some great charities. Please get involved via Claire Drummond and sign up to share your ideas, volunteer, donate and visit.

  • Lynn Warren

    Director

    Lynn Warren is Head of CEO Office at Standard Life Aberdeen plc, supporting the CEO with the delivery of both strategic and cultural goals.

    Outside of work, Lynn has a strong interest in working with vulnerable groups – from supporting children through dance to caring for the elderly in her local community. Lynn has also supported local projects for charities including Marie Curie, Barnardos and CCLASP.

    Lynn was delighted to be invited to join the Board of Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation enabling her to support our company purpose through meaningful investments in our global communities.

  • Amanda Young

    Director

    Over the past two decades in responsible investment, I have developed a strong belief that both capital and people have a powerful ability to achieve positive good in the world. I grew up with parents in the medical profession, who always taught me to care for those less fortunate or in need. From this grounding, I have developed a strong desire to use the skills and expertise I have acquired to help improve the world around us.

    I was therefore delighted and honoured to able to join the Standard Life Aberdeen Charitable Foundation to help achieve our corporate purpose, together we can invest for a better future. I am keen to get our staff involved in the fantastic work the Foundation does and can see mutual benefits for both our colleagues and those most in need.