Stephen Hester, Group Chief Executive, RSA Insurance Group

Stephen Hester

Group chief executive

Appointment date:

05 February 2014

Nationality:

British

About Stephen

Stephen was previously Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, 2008-13, where he led the largest ever corporate restructuring and recovery programme.

Prior to that he held positions as Chief Executive at British Land plc from 2004 to 2008, Chief Operating Officer of Abbey National plc and a number of senior roles at Credit Suisse First Boston in London and New York.

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and FTSE100 companies with expertise in transforming the performance of businesses.

External appointments: Senior Independent Director of Centrica plc.

Board contribution: Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and FTSE 100 companies and brings extensive leadership experience contributing towards the Company’s forward looking strategy and policy. He is responsible for the executive management team, along with leading strategy and business plan development and execution for the Company and its major operating subsidiaries while having regard to the requirements of shareholders and investors.