Board and Governance

The RBS International Executive Management Team

Andrew McLaughlin

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Andrew McLaughlin was appointed as the CEO of RBS International in July 2015. He was formerly Director, Communications and Chief Economist for NatWest Group. 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.

Lynn Cleary

Chief Financial Officer

Lynn was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2005 and has more than 20 years' industry experience, having joined PwC in Jersey after qualifying in Dublin. Lynn benefits from a broad range of finance sector knowledge; she joined NatWest Group in 1999 and moved to RBS International in the same year.

Lynn led on the ring-fencing transformation of the RBS International business, which has elevated RBS International to a stand alone bank outside of the ring fence with a balance sheet in excess of £30bn, coupled with strong and sustainable profitability.

Lynn holds a first class honours degree in Business Management from Trinity College, Dublin and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Ireland, before relocating to Jersey. She was recently appointed as Vice President of the Jersey Bankers Association and will assume the Presidency in 2021.

Martin Fent

Chief Risk Officer

Martin joined the NatWest Group in 2007 and has 20 years experience in the Financial Services Sector. He has covered a variety of leadership roles in his career across Corporate & Investment Banking, Risk and Portfolio Management.

Martin holds a degree in Economics from Loughborough University.

Fiona Levy

HR Director

Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience in the finance industry in a variety of customer facing and people leadership roles, joining NatWest Group 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.

Stephanie Duke

Director of Legal, Governance, Data Protection and Financial Crime

Stephanie is an English solicitor who qualified as a Commercial Litigator with a City of London law firm in 1995.   She specialised in corporate litigation and shareholder disputes.  Stephanie moved to a law firm in Jersey in 2004 before joining the RBS International team.  In 2017 she moved from her role in the Bank’s in house legal team to a one year secondment in the Personal and Business Banking business, where she ran the business management team.

Stephanie was subsequently appointed as the Head of Legal, Governance and Data Protection.  She is a qualified Chartered Bank Director obtained through the Institute of Banking, Dublin and is currently studying for a qualification in financial crime prevention.

Richard Bolingbroke

Managing Director, International Retail and Commercial Banking

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 Customer Experience, Richard headed up a team of over 100 colleagues to provide Marketing, Product Management, Digital, Communications and Executive Complaint support across RBSI. 

Stuart Foster

Managing Director, Institutional Banking

Stuart Foster was appointed as Managing Director of Institutional Banking in April 2019.

Stuart joined NatWest Group in 2000 and has worked in a variety of roles across the Group, including Structured Finance in Global Banking and Markets and Coverage in the Large Corporate business within CPB, leading the Services and TMT team. More recently, Stuart was Managing Director in Large Corporate & Institutions with responsibility for several sectors including Financial Institutions, Professional Services and Education.

Stuart is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) and holds a Non Executive Director role for Big Society Capital where he also acts as the UK Bank Shareholder representative and is a member of the Board and Risk and Audit Committee.

Jon Crouch

Chief Digital and Transformation Officer (interim) 

Jon Crouch joined Royal Bank of Scotland in 2014, building on 25 years experience in Technology and Finance including working for HP, UK Government, Accenture, Swiss Re and Standard Life. Throughout his career he's successfully fulfilled roles including Head of Technology, Portfolio Executive and Director of Technology and Change and Chair of the Operational Investment committee.

Jon has experience of managing high performing technology functions has worked in the UK, US, India and lived and worked in Germany.  He speaks French and German. Jon also holds a first class honours degree in Business Information Technology and an MBA from Edinburgh University where his thesis focused on innovation in Financial Services.  

He is a member of the Institute of Directors, has been a coach for Prince's Trust and is both a Neuro Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness Practitioner.