Mervyn, 51, is Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC, a Non-Executive Director of Tesco PLC and is a banker with extensive experience in London and Asia, especially Hong Kong and China.
Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy commented: "Mervyn’s appointment brings to our Board international business expertise of the very highest calibre. His counsel will be much valued as we continue to engage with the challenges ahead for the Club."
Mervyn Davies CBE was appointed to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC in December 1997 and became Group Chief Executive in November 2001.
He joined Standard Chartered in 1993 with responsibility for global account management and prior to joining its board he was based in Singapore in charge of corporate and investment banking business.
Before his appointment as Group Chief Executive he was an Executive Director with responsibility for Hong Kong, China and North East Asia and for group-wide technology and operations.
The club has appointed Mervyn Davies CBE as Non-executive Director with immediate effect.