Following a long executive career in banking, I have Non-Executive roles in banking, insurance and asset management and spend a substantial proportion 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 Chairman of Rothesay Life, a specialist insurance business based in London, Chairman of Petershill Partners, an alternative asset management business and Deputy Chairman of Standard Chartered, a major international banking group. I also serve as a member of the Finance Committee of the University of Cambridge and on the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
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 spent 11 years as a member of the Investment Committee of the Wellcome Trust and have also served on the Finance Committee of Oxford University Press.
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 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 was a founder investor in the Point A Hotels venture and I act as an adviser to Queensway supporting its growth and development.
I really enjoy working with this dynamic, entrepreneurial organisation!