WIBF Edinburgh: An Interview with Susan Rice

WIBF Event

Date: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Venue: TBC

WIBF have the pleasure of hosting a high profile speaker event with a veteran of the Scottish business world. Our interview will focus on Dame Susan’s career journey, with insights and anecdotes from her experiences in the US and UK. With experience in a range of industries and a variety of position on Boards and executive positions, our interview with Susan promises to be an enlightening and interesting evening.


5:30pm - Registration and Canapes

6.00pm - Interview with Dame Susan Rice

7.00pm - Q & A

7.30pm - Close and network

Dame Susan Rice DBE

Susan is Chairman of Scottish Water, Business Stream, and the Scottish Fiscal Commission. A Chartered Banker, she was previously Managing Director, Lloyds Banking Group. As Chief Executive, and then Chairman of Lloyds TSB Scotland, she became the first woman to head a UK clearing bank in 2000. In 2012, she became the first woman elected as President of the SCDI.

She is also Senior Independent Director of J Sainsbury plc, and a non-executive on the boards of C Hoare and Co, the North American Income Trust, the Banking Standards Board and a lay member of Edinburgh University’s Court. Susan was previously on the boards of SSE plc and the Bank of England.

At the behest of the banking industry, she chairs a UK-wide initiative creating professional standards for bankers, for the first time in the UK. She also chairs the Patrons’ Governors of the National Galleries of Scotland and has chaired Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group. She has spoken internationally about finance for renewables, climate justice, and has also driven a number of initiatives in the area of financial inclusion. She was a founding director of both Charity Bank and Big Society Capital.

Born in the US, she has degrees from Wellesley and Aberdeen University, and honorary doctorates from eight Scottish universities. She is a Regent of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute, the RSA and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

To register to attend, please click here.