RBS International Holdings Executive Committee | RBS international


Board & Governance
The Executive Management team

The Executive management team supports the Chief Executive in managing the Company’s businesses. The team review and debate relevant items before consideration by the Company’s Boards and Committees. The Executive management team is responsible for developing and delivering strategy and priorities approved by the Boards, monitoring performance against key financial objectives, managing and overseeing asset and liability management, capital allocations, risk, disclosure issues, investments, acquisitions and disposals, operational issues, customer issues and succession planning. The Executive management team actively promote the Company’s culture and values.

Chief Executive Officer Andrew McLaughlin

Dr Andrew McLaughlin was appointed as the CEO of RBS International in July 2015. He was formerly Director, Communications and Chief Economist for RBS. Before joining the bank, he spent three years in corporate finance advisory working with Ernst and Young.

Andrew holds a first class honours degree in Economics and Politics. His 1993 doctoral thesis won the prestigious Walter Bagehot prize for best UK dissertation. Andrew spent several years working in academia before beginning his commercial career. He published a book on the automobile industry in 1998.

He is a member of the University of Nottingham Globalisation and Economic Policy Advisory Board and sits on the CBI Economic Affairs Committee.  Andrew was previously a regular commentator in UK print and broadcast media and also a columnist in China Daily, China's leading business newspaper.

Andrew is a member of the University of Nottingham Globalisation and Economic Policy Advisory Board, a member of the Oxford Business School Business Economics Programme and Chairman of the Prince's Trust Scotland Advisory Council.

Chief Financial Officer Lynn Cleary

Lynn has more than years industry experience having joined PwC in Jersey after qualifying in Dublin. Lynn benefits from a broad range of finance sector knowledge; she joined RBS 1999, and moved to RBSI the same year.

Lynn was appointed as Chief Finance Officer in 2005.

Chief Risk Officer Chris Harper

Chris was previously the Head of Credit Risk, Asia for Coutts & Co, Head of Business Risk & Controls in International Banking, Singapore and previously a Relationship Director in Corporate Banking. He has 19 years industry experience joining RBS in 1999. 

Chris was appointed Chief Risk Officer for RBSI in 2016.

Managing Director, Corporate & Markets Stephen Reilly

Stephen joined RBS in 1986, moving to RBSI in 2003. He has over 30 years industry experience. 

He previously served as Managing Director of Markets within RBSI during a period of significant change to the Markets business. He has primary responsibility for the RBSI UK branch.

Managing Director, Personal & Business Banking Steve Wakelin

Steve joined RBS in 1987, moving to RBSI in 2016.

Steve joined NatWest straight after successfully completing his A-levels. He has over 30 years industry experience having worked in a number of Businesses and leadership roles including Retail, Wealth, Business and Commercial Banking.

Managing Director, Private Steve Camm

Steve joined RBS in 1981. He is a career banker with broad range of experience across branch and regulated sales with a number of spells both onshore and offshore. 

He has over 35 years industry experience joining RBSI in 2002.

HR Director Fiona Levy

Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience in the finance industry in a variety of customer facing and people leadership roles, joining RBS In 1990.
 
In 2007, Fiona moved from serving our customers on the frontline into Human Resources and, since then, has held roles including HR Change Manager and HR Partner. Fiona joined RBS International in November 2018.

HR Director Fiona Levy

Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience in the finance industry in a variety of customer facing and people leadership roles, joining RBS In 1990.
 
In 2007, Fiona moved from serving our customers on the frontline into Human Resources and, since then, has held roles including HR Change Manager and HR Partner. Fiona joined RBS International in November 2018.

Head of Services & Transformation Kim Shields

Kim joined RBS in 1994. She has held multiple roles across RBS, mainly in the Services functions.  In 1997 she joined RBS International for the first time and worked predominantly in Technology.  

Since returning to the UK Kim has worked in a number of product areas and supported the sale of Worldpay. Prior to returning to Jersey she has spent the last few years supporting the closure of RBS network and the broader Transaction Services business. 

Kim has over 20 years industry experience. 

Head of Legal Stephanie Duke

Stephanie joined RBS International in 2012. 

She is an English solicitor and qualified in London in 1995 as a Commercial Litigator. She moved to a law firm in Jersey in 2004 before joining the RBSI team.    

In 2017 Stephanie moved from her role as Senior Legal Counsel, into a one year secondment in the PBB business, where she ran the business management team.

In 2018 Stephanie was appointed as Head of Legal & Corporate Governance and joined the Executive Committee.

Managing Director, Customer Experience Richard Bolingbroke

Richard joined RBS in 2004 moving to RBS International in 2013, initially spending two years in Gibraltar before moving to Jersey.  

He holds a first class honours degree in Business and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI). During his 15 year career in the finance sector Richard has undertaken a number of roles across Strategy, Markets, Real Estate Finance, Mortgages and Change Management.

In his previous role, as Head of Sales and Service, Richard headed up a team of 50 multi-disciplined colleagues, to provide Marketing, Product Management, Customer Experience, Digital and Executive Complaint support across the RBS International business. He joined the Executive Committee in May 2018 to lead a new team which incorporates the Sales and Service and Business Control teams into one function, dedicated to improving Customer Experience across the bank.

Managing Director, NatWest Trustee & Depositary Services Andy Wright

Andy Wright became Head of Trustee and Depositary Services (TDS) in 2013 and Managing Director, NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services Ltd in 2018 upon establishment of the new subsidiary. He was also a Director of RBS Luxembourg SA, a Management Committee subsidiary, prior to its disposal in December 2015.

Before joining TDS, Andy was Head of Transaction Services Product for the UK and Financial Institutions sector within RBS banking. He has a BSc in Economics and Business Economics and since joining RBS in 1986 has worked in a variety of leadership roles. He spent six years in Asia in the 1990s in a credit risk role for NatWest Markets, Tokyo followed by two years in Seoul as Branch Manager.

Upon returning to London, Andy assumed customer facing responsibilities as Head of Correspondent Banking, Europe and subsequently spent several years as Head of Financial Institutions Origination in Global Transaction Services. 

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