Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director
Alan joined the board in September 2014. Alan is a highly regarded retail and commercial banker having spent 37 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland, most notably as Chief Executive of RBS UK, and more recently as a Non-executive Director of Nationwide Building Society and Chairman of its Risk Committee.
Alan’s strategic focus and core banking experience complements the balance of skills on our Board. Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Royal Statistical Society.
He has an MBA from the Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham.
Alan is a Non-Executive Director of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Alan was Chief Executive of RBS UK and a member of its Executive Committee.
He was formerly Chairman of Urban&Civic plc and of Brown, Shipley & Co Limited and a Non-executive Director of Nationwide Building Society, Carpetright plc and Willis Limited where he was Chairman of its Risk Committee. He was also a Governor of Motability.
Alan is a Member of the Audit Committee, the Board Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination and Governance Committee and the Responsible Business Committee.