Jim Pettigrew , SFE Chairman
Jim was appointed Chairman of SFE on 1 July, 2016. He joined CYBG Group in 2012 becoming Chairman in 2014. He is Chairman of the CYBG Governance and Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
In addition Jim is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Crest Nicholson Holdings plc and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Rathbone Brothers Plc and Rathbone Investment Management Limited and member of the Rathbone Brothers Plc Audit, Remuneration, Risk and Nomination Committees; Chairman of RBC Europe Limited, BlueBay Asset Management (Services) Ltd and BlueBay Asset Management LLP (members of the RBC Group); and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Services Advisory Board.
Previous roles include; Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Aberdeen Asset Management plc, Group Finance Director of ICAP plc, Chief Executive Officer of CMC Markets plc, Chief Operating Officer of Ashmore Group plc and Group Treasurer of Sedgwick Group plc and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Graeme Jones MA ACII , SFE Chief Executive
Graeme Jones was appointed as Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) in January 2016.
Graeme’s role focuses strongly on working across the SFE membership to understand the industry’s diverse needs and external influences which shape the choices of its customers. Working with the membership, other industry bodies and partners, Graeme represents the needs and views of the industry to governments and regulators in Scotland, London and Brussels.
Before joining SFE, Graeme has held a number of senior posts in some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations. His most recent post was Senior Partner – Banking and Financial Services at Experian and prior to this he has held the posts of; Head of Distribution for Aviva, Head of Regulated Sales at RBS Group and Manager of Strategy and Operations at Standard Life.
Graeme is a graduate of Aberdeen University, is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.
Stephanie Bruce , Head of Financial Services Scotland for PwC
Stephanie is the Head of Financial Services in Scotland at PwC, appointed to this role in July 2010. The practice includes multi disciplinary teams working with financial services companies in retail banking, insurance and asset management.
Stephanie has worked in all these sectors, both in the UK and Europe, and is experienced in financial reporting, risk management, governance and regulatory requirements.
Stephanie is a law graduate, an Associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Robin Bulloch , Managing Director for Lloyds Bank Retail
Robin Bulloch became Managing Director of Lloyds Bank Retail in July 2015 following a period as Managing Director, Bank of Scotland. He is an established leader in both retail and business banking and was previously Deputy Chair of the Scottish Executive Committee, which acts to ensure that Lloyds Banking Group's interests are represented in the Scottish economy and community.
Robin joined Lloyds Banking Group in March 2011, having previously worked for RBS as Managing Director of UK Branch Banking, following his role as CEO of Tesco Bank, a joint venture between RBS and Tesco. Prior to taking on the role of Managing Director, Bank of Scotland, Robin ran the Group's General Insurance business.
He has over 35 years experience in financial services across retail banking, business banking, strategy and change, business banking and private banking, operating for a number of years at executive level and has held many regulator approved directorships.
Robin has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He is also a Trustee of the Bank of Scotland Foundation.
Wendy Colquhoun , Senior Corporate Partner for CMS LLP
Wendy was appointed to the Board of SFE in December 2017 and chairs the Risk and Governance Committee. She is a senior Corporate Partner at international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP and has a particular focus on supporting financial services clients across the UK. Wendy acts for a large number of banks, insurers and UK fund and wealth managers and has over 25 years of experience in providing corporate, commercial, risk & governance, investment funds and outsourcing advice and in advising financial services clients strategically at board/executive level.
Her previous roles include working for Linklaters in London before heading-up the UK Corporate Group at Dundas &Wilson prior to its merger with CMS in 2014. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Wendy is also a Trustee of the Stewart Ivory Financial Education Trust.
Colin Halpin , Global Head of Data Services for HSBC
Colin is Global Head of Data Services at HSBC and is a member of the HSBC Leadership team in Scotland. In his role as Global Head of Data Service, Colin is accountable for the following global functions; Asset Pricing, Instrument Management, Product, Change Delivery, Vendor & System Oversight, Client Relationship Management, Risk, Data Control, Business Management, Strategy, Communications and Strategic Golden Source Systems Delivery.
Colin has over 20 years Financial Services senior leadership experience across Asset Pricing, Instrument Management, Financial Markets Back Office Operations, Invoice Discounting and Mortgage Operations.
Before joining HSBC, Colin held a number of senior leadership roles at JP Morgan in Edinburgh, Ulster Bank (RBS) and Pfizer Treasury Services both based in Dublin.
Gary Marshall , Head of EMEA for Aberdeen Standard Investments
Gary Marshall is Head of EMEA for Aberdeen Standard Investments. His role entails oversight of the asset management business activities undertaken by Group entities domiciled or operating in the EMEA region. He sits on the enlarged Group’s Asset Management Committee.
Gary currently serves as Chief Executive of the ASI Group’s primary fund management companies in UK and Luxembourg. He was previously Group Head of Product for Aberdeen Asset Management and joined the Aberdeen Group in 1997, serving as a member of Aberdeen's Group Management Board. He has had experience in many aspects of Aberdeen's operations in his previous roles having been based in London and Edinburgh, and in Philadelphia leading Aberdeen’s business in the Americas from 2010 to mid-2014. Gary joined the financial services industry in 1983, working initially in marketing and product development at Scottish Provident, a UK life assurer. Gary joined Aberdeen via the acquisition of Prolific Financial Management (then a UK asset management subsidiary of Scottish Provident) in 1997.
Gary graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and is a qualified Actuary.
Jamie Matheson , Non-Executive Director of STV Group plc
Jamie Matheson was the Executive Chairman of Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC until March 2013 – when he stepped down after eight years leading the company. Prior to this Jamie was a Glasgow director of the Bell Lawrie division of the Brewin Dolphin Group and was responsible for the Group’s Corporate Broking activities.
Jamie started his career in 1972 at Parsons and Co. remaining with that firm through its various evolutionary stages until January 1996, when he joined Brewin Dolphin as a divisional director and then joined the PLC Board in 2002. Jamie Matheson was a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Radio Holdings plc from 2000 until its takeover by EMAP and a Non-Executive Director of Maven Income and Growth VCT5 PLC until April 2013.
Jamie is currently a Non-Executive Director of STV Group plc and is involved in a number of charitable organisations and their activities.
John McGuigan , Managing Director, Customer Operations at Standard Life
John joined Standard Life in December 2013 as Managing Director, Customer Operations. Shortly after arrival, John also took responsibility for employer relationships and our business in Germany and Ireland. As a member of Standard Life's UK and Europe Operating Committee John also plays an active role in all strategic matters relating to the business.
Prior to joining Standard Life John was Managing Director and Management Board member of Telefonica Germany based in Munich. His responsibilities covered sales in direct and indirect channels and customer operations. Prior to this John held the role of CEO Telefonica Slovakia and was a member of Telefonica's business in the Czech Republic.
Barry Muir , Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer State Street Global Services
Barry is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of State Street’s Global Services business in the UK, Middle East & Africa with responsibility for service centres in Edinburgh, London & Cape Town covering all aspects of service delivery to State Street’s Global Services customers in the region. He is a member of State Street’s regional executive management committee and has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of our operations in the region. Barry is also a board member of a number of State Street legal entities in UK and South Africa.
Barry has spent his entire career in the asset servicing business having previously held senior positions within Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank prior to him joining State Street in 2003. He is a member of the Financial Services Advisory Board which is the joint government and industry committee, set up and chaired by the Scottish First Minister.
David Skinn , Distribution Director - Intermediated General Insurance Business
David Skinn has worked in the General Insurance Industry for 30 years. He is a Chartered Insurer, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and also holds an MBA. David is currently Distribution Director within Aviva’s Intermediated General Insurance Business. In this role, David is a member of the senior team who run Aviva’s Intermediary business and spends much of his time in the marketplace working with Insurance Brokers and Partners across a variety of industries throughout the UK. Prior to this, David has held a number of senior roles across different areas of Aviva’s General Insurance business – including Distribution, Marketing, Underwriting and Claims - spanning across personal and commercial lines insurance markets
Louise Smith , Head of Design, Personal and Business Banking at RBS
Louise is Head of Design, Personal and Business Banking at RBS and is a member of the bank’s Scotland Board. Louise is accountable for shaping the Personal and Business Banking transformation plan aligned to bank strategy and targeted at simplifying the bank and differentiating through customer experience.
Before joining RBS, Louise held a number of senior roles at Barclays Bank focused on defining and delivering core business strategy within the personal/retail segments and was also Chief of Staff to the UK Retail Bank CEO.