Antonio joined the Group as head of the Wealth and International division and Group Corporate Development, leading the Group’s strategic review and subsequent programme of reducing non-core assets and exiting international locations.
From 2013, he assumed the role of Group Director, Consumer Finance and Group Corporate Development, leading the division’s growth strategy whilst completing the sale of TSB. At the end of 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive, Scottish Widows and Group Director, Insurance and during 2017 he also assumed responsibility for the Wealth division. Antonio is also Group Executive Sponsor for Emerging Talent.
Antonio joined the Group from Santander, where he had worked in a number of different leadership roles and jurisdictions since 1998. He was part of the management team that completed the take-over of Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley and was Chief Financial Officer of Santander UK. Before Santander, Antonio spent over nine years at Arthur Andersen.