CEO of NatWest Markets
Date of Appointment: February 2015
Chris joined the Executive Committee of RBS in April 2015. He was appointed CEO of Corporate & Institutional Banking in February 2015 overseeing its refocus to be a smaller, safer business. NatWest Markets provides financing and risk management to large corporates and financial institution customers in the UK and Western Europe and supports them with a global trading and distribution platform.
Chris has been with RBS since 2010, when he joined Non-Core as Head of Markets and Co-Head of Non-Core Solutions. He oversaw large transactions including the de-risking of the exotic credit trading book, the removal of the majority of RBS’s primary monoline exposure and the sale of multiple corporate banking portfolios.
Chris was then appointed Co-CEO of RBS Capital Resolution (RCR). RCR successfully ran down RBS’s most risky and capital intensive assets.
Prior to RBS, Chris was a managing director at Barclays Capital and also held roles at Kensington Group, Greenwich NatWest and Coopers & Lybrand.