Annual Review 2015/2016


  1. Chairman Dame Colette Bowe has worked in the City, in regulation, and in Whitehall, and is former Chairman of Electra Private Equity and Ofcom.
  2. Deputy Chairman Sir Brendan Barber is Chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). He is a member of the Board of Transport for London and of the Council of City University London and was the General Secretary of the TUC from 2003 to 2012.
  3. James Bardrick is the Head of Citi UK. James is a member of The CityUK Advisory Council, sits on the PRA Practitioner Panel and is also a Board member of the British Bankers’ Association and British American Business.
  4. Craig Donaldson is the Chief Executive Officer of Metro Bank. Prior to launching Metro Bank, Craig was the Managing Director of Retail Products and Direct Channels at RBS. He has also held senior roles at HBOS and at Barclays. Craig serves on the Board of Directors at TheCityUK.
  5. Gillian Guy became Chief Executive of the independent charity Citizens Advice in July 2010. Gillian is currently Chair of the BBA Consumer Panel. Gillian is former CEO of the London Borough of Ealing, and CEO of Victim Support.
  6. Paul Johnson is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), and former Chief Economist at the Department for Education and Director of Public Spending in HM Treasury.
  7. Rt Hon John McFall, Lord McFall of Alcluith was made a Peer in the 2010 Dissolution Honours List, following 23 years’ service as the Member of Parliament for Dumbarton and later West Dunbartonshire. Lord McFall served as Deputy Chairman of the BSB from April 2015 to 31 January 2016.
  8. Saker Nusseibeh is Chief Executive of Hermes, Chair of its Executive Committee and an Executive Board Director. He is former Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments USA
  1. Professor Onora O’Neill Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve is an independent peer, Chairman of the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission, and former Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, and President of the British Academy
  2. Lady (Susan) Rice CBE was appointed Chair of Scottish Water on 1 June 2015. She is also Chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and a Non-Executive Director of Sainsbury’s and the North American Income Trust. She was a member of the First Minister’s Council of Economic Advisors, Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group Scotland and was previously Chief Executive and then Chair of Lloyds TSB Scotland plc.
  3. Alison Robb is a Group Director and member of the Executive Committee at Nationwide Building Society. She is a Chartered Accountant and qualified at KPMG before moving into business. She now leads a diverse team with accountability for human resources, communications, customer experience and commercial lending.
  4. António Simões is the Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc, with responsibility for the UK and Continental Europe. Previously, António was CEO for HSBC in the UK, and deputy Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc.
  5. The Rt Revd David Urquhart Bishop of Birmingham worked in commercial management with BP for ten years before studying theology at Oxford and becoming a parish priest. He is actively involved with education, industry and commerce.
  6. Clare Woodman is Global Chief Operating Officer for Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Group and is a member of the firm’s Global Operating & Management Committee. Clare is a Non-Executive Director of Euroclear, TheCityUK, GFMA and AFME (The Association for Financial Markets in Europe). Clare is a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.
  7. Chief Executive Alison Cottrell was previously Director of Financial Services at HM Treasury and began her career as an economist with firms including HSBC and PaineWebber