Experience: Former banker Sir Sajid Javid (pictured) has served as Home Secretary and Health Secretary
Whitehall heavyweights Sir Sajid Javid and Sir Charles Roxburgh have reportedly been sounded out for the job of chairman at lender Standard Chartered.
The UK-listed bank, which focuses on Asia and is valued at £16billion, is seeking to replace Jose Vinals when he steps down. Spencer Stuart, the executive recruitment firm, has been gauging interest, according to the Financial Times.
The job could mean overseeing the succession process for chief executive Bill Winters, the longest-serving boss of a major British bank who has led the lender since 2015.
Former banker Javid, who was briefly Chancellor under Boris Johnson, has served as Home Secretary and Health Secretary. He has not issued a comment over the Standard Chartered role.
Roxburgh served as second permanent secretary in charge of financial services from 2016 to 2022.
He represented the Treasury on the Bank of England’s financial policy committee. He also declined to comment.