Chief Executive Officer
Chris joined the Executive Committee of RBS Group in April 2015. He was appointed CEO of Corporate & Institutional Banking in February 2015 overseeing its refocus to be a smaller, safer business. That business was rebranded in December 2016 to NatWest Markets. It provides financing and risk management to large corporates and financial institution customers in the UK and Western Europe and supports them with a global trading and distribution platform.
Chris has been with the bank since 2010, when he joined Non-Core as Head of Markets and Co-Head of Non-Core Solutions. He oversaw large transactions including the de-risking of the exotic credit trading book, the removal of the majority of the bank’s primary monoline exposure and the sale of multiple corporate banking portfolios.
Chris was then appointed Co-CEO of RBS Capital Resolution (RCR). RCR successfully ran down the bank’s most risky and capital-intensive assets.
Prior to this, Chris was a managing director at Barclays Capital and also held roles at Kensington Group, Greenwich NatWest and Coopers & Lybrand.