Sir Douglas Jardine Flint, (born 8 July 1955) is a British banker and former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings. He served from 2011 to 2017, having previously been Group Finance Director since 1995. He currently serves as chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen.



Flint graduated with a bachelor's degree with honours in Accounting from the
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. He also completed the PMD course at Harvard Business School in 1983. Flint is a member of a number of professional bodies such as the
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, the British Association of Corporate Treasurers professional body and most recently,
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, where he now serves as chairman of the board. He is also a Fellow of the
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the global professional management accounting body based out of the UK. CIMA offers training and qualification in management accountancy and related subjects. It is focused on accountan ...


Flint started his career in Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now
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), and was appointed a partner of the firm in 1988. He became Group Finance Director of HSBC in 1995. He was the Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council's review of the Turnbull Guidance on Internal Control from 2004 to 2005 and was a member of The Accounting Standards Board and the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation from 2001 to 2004. In June 2006, in recognition to his services to the finance industry, he was appointed a CBE (
Commander of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established o ...
). Flint became group chairman of HSBC at the end of 2010. In October 2018 it was announced that he would become the new chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen on 1 January 2019, succeeding Sir Gerry Grimstone.


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HSBC director's profile
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