Chris joined the Executive Committee of RBS in April 2015. He was appointed CEO of NatWest Markets (then known as Corporate and Institutional Banking) in February 2015, overseeing its refocus to be a smaller, safer business. NatWest Markets 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. On 1 November 2017, Chris was appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NWM N.V.
Chris has been with RBS 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 RBS'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 RBS's most risky and capital intensive assets.
Prior to RBS, Chris was a managing director at Barclays Capital and also held roles at Kensington Group, Greenwich NatWest and Coopers & Lybrand.