LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – British asset manager Standard
Life Aberdeen said on Tuesday that Keith Skeoch would
step down as chief executive and be replaced by former Citi
executive Stephen Bird.

Bird will join the board as chief executive-designate on
July 1 and Skeoch will serve out the remainder of his contract
as non-executive chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investments
Research Institute.

Standard Life said it expects the transition to take place
by the end of the third quarter, subject to receiving regulatory
(Reporting by Simon Jessop
Editing by Rachel Armstrong)