Diana Layfield

Non-Executive Director 

Member of the Board since November 2020

Skills and experience: Diana’s broad international business experience, which began in the pharmaceutical and biotech sector, encompasses leadership roles in international banking, global technology and a fintech start-up.  She has held senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank, including Chief Executive Officer, Africa Region; COO Wholesale Banking; and Group Head of Strategy & Corporate Development.  Before joining Standard Chartered in 2004, Diana was Chief Executive Officer of a start-up technology company and previous to that a consultant at McKinsey & Co, becoming a sector lead for Healthcare and Life Sciences and advising pharmaceutical, biotech and other life sciences companies.

Diana is President, EMEA Partnerships at Google, driving technology transformation and solutions across all Google product areas for major partners in the region.  She is also Vice-President, ‘Next Billion Users’ & Product Management, leading the development of products and services for future Google users, primarily in emerging markets.

Diana has a BA degree from the University of Oxford and an MA in Public Administration and International Economics from Harvard University.

Other appointments: Diana is a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, and Nomination Committees of Aggreko plc.  She is also a Council Member of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.