Chief Operating Officer, RBS
Date of Appointment: April 2016
In 2010 Mark returned to RBS as Head of Non-Core Solutions, where he led a number of key transactions such as the disposal of RBS Aviation Capital $7.3bn and Isobel Real Estate Fund with Blackstone £1.3bn. Mark then worked with HMT on the bad bank review which led to the creation of RBS Capital Resolution (RCR) and his subsequent appointment as Co-CEO RCR.
In February 2015 Mark was appointed CEO of Capital Resolution, then joined the Executive Committee of RBS. By the end of that year, RCR had successfully run down c£34bn of RBS's higher risk and capital intensive assets, meeting the PRA target of an 85% asset reduction, a year ahead of plan.
In April 2016 Mark was appointed Chief Operating Officer holding responsibility for operations, payments business, shared services, bankwide simplification and the controls across bankwide services. He retains responsibility for concluding the run-down of non-core assets in Capital Resolution.
Before re-joining RBS, Mark was Head of Barclays Capital’s Principal Investments unit, leading transactions in the UK, US and South Africa. Mark joined BarCap from RBS Equity Finance where he led investments such as Canary Wharf and Towergate.
Mark is a qualified chartered accountant and worked in PwC Corporate Finance and Cooper & Lybrand audit before RBS Equity Finance.