Following a 25 year career in banking, I now spend the majority of my time in the Not-for-Profit sector.
I worked at Salomon Brothers for 10 years, initially in Corporate Finance and subsequently as the CFO for Europe. After that, I spent 12 years in various senior roles at Barclays in investment banking, asset management, wealth management, as Group Finance Director and as Vice Chairman of Barclays Bank. I also served as Chief Executive of JP Morgan Cazenove.
I am currently Deputy Chairman of Standard Chartered, a major international banking group and Chair the bank’s Audit Committee. I also serve as a Non-Executive Director of Rothesay Life, a specialist insurance business based in London where I Chair the Risk Committee. I am a Member of the Investment Committee of the Wellcome Trust.
In the past I have served as a Non-Executive Director of NHS England, on the Board of the UK-US Fulbright Commission, the Prince’s Trust Development Board and as an Adviser to HMRC and to the Financial Services Authority. I have also been a Non Executive Director of Absa Group in South Africa and of First Caribbean International Bank.
I currently serve as a Senior Adviser to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) which is active in the fields of education, healthcare, rural development, microfinance, culture and economic development and am a Board member of a number of international institutions within the AKDN. I currently serve as Chairman of AKDN’s endowment committee.
I am happy to have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in business to the Not-for-Profit sector and contribute back to society in a meaningful way.
Fifty Seven 7 Limited which is owned by me is a founder investor in the UK Tune Hotels venture and I act as an adviser to Queensway supporting its growth and development.
I really enjoy working with this dynamic, entrepreneurial organisation!