Martin Gilbert has added to his growing portfolio of roles by joining the board of River and Mercantile Group (RMG) as deputy chairman.
River and Mercantile chairman Jonathan Dawson said Gilbert has an “exceptionally distinguished career in asset management”.
“He brings huge experience of the sector to RMG and we all look forward to working with him to develop RMG into a substantial growth business,” he added.
Gilbert described RMG as “a business with great potential”.
He added: “In the current environment there are market opportunities for RMG, both organic and through acquisitions, that can drive shareholder value and I look forward to working with the board to help progress this development.”
Gilbert co-founded and then became chief executive at Aberdeen Asset Management which merged with Standard Life in 2017. He left Standard Life Aberdeen in September last year.
He is currently chairman of Revolut, a senior independent director at Glencore and chairman of multi-asset asset manager Toscafund.
In November it was announced Gilbert had joined wealth firm Saranac Partners as a non-executive director.