Duke Street Capital has recruited Bob Scott as an operating partner. Operating partners provide industry expertise to Duke Street’s investment team on deal origination, investee company management and development of strategy.
Scott is currently chairman of Yell Group plc, and a non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. He is also a non-executive director of Focus DIY Group Limited, a Duke Street investee company.
He retired as group chief executive of CGNU plc (now Aviva) in 2001, having previously held the same position with CGU plc and General Accident plc, where he was an executive director since from 1992. He was also chairman of the Association of British Insurers in 2000/2001 having been a board member for four years and a member of the President’s Committee of the Confederation of British Industry 1998 to 2000.