HSBC lining up AIA's Mark Tucker as chairman - Sky News

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc is

lining up Mark Tucker, currently chief executive of insurer AIA

Group Ltd, to be the next chairman of Europe's biggest

bank, Britain's Sky News reported on Saturday.

Last month HSBC said the bank was not a position where it

had a shortlist of candidates to replace Douglas Flint, but

expected to identify his successor this year.

Sky, without citing its sources, said HSBC had approached

Tucker about the role and talks were ongoing. No one was

immediately available from HSBC for comment.

Tucker, a one-time trainee professional soccer player in

Britain, joined AIA in 2010 after a previous role as chief

executive of Prudential Plc.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Alexander Smith)