Alan Dickinson

Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director

Appointed: September 2014 (Board), December 2019 (Senior Independent Director), May 2020 (Deputy Chair)

Alan Dickinson

Skills, experience and contribution:

  • Highly regarded retail and commercial banker
  • Strong strategic, risk management and core banking experience
  • Regulatory and public policy experience
  • Alan has 37 years’ experience with the Royal Bank of Scotland, most notably as Chief Executive of RBS UK. Alan was formerly Chairman of Urban&Civic plc and of Brown, Shipley & Co. Limited, a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee of the Nationwide Building Society and of Willis Limited, and a Governor of Motability. Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Royal Statistical Society.

External appointments:

Non-Executive Director of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Board Committees:

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Board Risk Committee

Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee

Member of the Responsible Business Committee

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Lord Lupton CBE

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Amanda Mackenzie OBE

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Stuart Sinclair

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Catherine Woods

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Sarah Bentley

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Brendan Gilligan

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