Stephen has over 35 years’ experience in financial services and general management. He has been CEO of three FTSE 100 companies over the last 16 years. He is responsible for leadership of the executive management team, along with leading strategy and business plan development and execution for the Company and its major operating subsidiaries, having regard to the requirements of the Company’s shareholders and other stakeholders.
Stephen was previously Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, 2008 to 2013, 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.
External appointments: Senior Independent Director of Centrica plc.