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Ewan Brown

Sir Ewan Brown, CBE, SFE Chairman

Ewan was appointed Chairman of SFE on 1 August, 2012. An executive director of Noble Grossart for 35 years and now a non-executive director of Noble Grossart Holdings.

Previous Scottish financial sector board appointments have included:-

Chairman of Lloyds TSB Scotland; Non-Executive Director of Scottish Widows Bank; Chairman of Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust; Non-Executive Director of
Amicable Smaller Enterprises Trust and Scottish Development Finance. Member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Also sometime financial adviser to Scottish Investment Trust, Scottish American Investment Trust, Scottish Equitable and Scottish Life. Also, a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds TSB Group;

Ewan Brown, was educated at Perth Academy and St Andrews University. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell before joining Noble Grossart in 1969. For 20 years he was an honorary professor in finance at Heriot-Watt University and also chaired that university's court. He also chaired CS 2009 which oversaw, for the Scottish Government, the amalgamation of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen into Creative Scotland.

He is currently senior governor of the University of St Andrews and a director of Entrepreneurial Scotland.

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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.

Kenneth Barker

Kenneth Barker

Kenneth graduated MA (Hons) in Politics and Economics from the University of Glasgow in 1985. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford he was a Vice President in JP Morgan’s London office and subsequently Head of Bond Options at Banque Paribas.

Kenneth joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 as an Investment Manager in the Fixed Income Team, where he specialised in corporate bonds for seven years. He is now a Director in the Institutional Clients Department with special responsibility for Fixed Income clients.

Ken became a Partner in 2008 and has been a CFA charter holder since 2001.

Clare Bousfield

Clare Bousfield

Clare is the CFO for AEGON UK and has overall responsibility and accountability for all Finance and Actuarial activities within the organisation.

Clare is a Chartered Accountant and trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. Post qualification, she continued her career with PwC working predominantly in the insurance and investment management industry in the UK and US. She moved to Swiss Re in 2001 where she held several senior positions including Chief Financial Officer of UK Life and Health business including Admin Re UK (responsible for finance, risk management and compliance), Global Finance Regional Chief Financial Officer (for UK, Ireland and Africa) and Head of Group Internal Audit.

Stephanie Bruce

Stephanie Bruce

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

Robin Bulloch

Robin Bulloch became Managing Director of Lloyds Community Banking. He is an established leader in both Retail and Business Banking and 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 the 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 of the Bank of Scotland Community Bank, Robin ran the Group's General Insurance business.

With over 35 years experience in financial services, the bulk of which has been in Retail banking, Robin also has experience in Wealth, Business banking and Credit Risk.

Robin has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

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Ian Ferguson ACII

Ian Ferguson is a Chartered Insurer and is Customer Solutions Director, UKGI, for Aviva plc. He is responsible for Driving Customer First, Digital Solutions for Aviva’s Commercial Business in the UK.

Ian was previously Chief Underwriting Officer and has held a variety of roles including Integration Director, CGU and Building Society Director at Norwich Union. Ian has a passion for driving the role of General Insurance in Society and regards it as an undervalued and essential financial service.

Ian is a Board member of Scottish Financial Services Advisory Board, POLARIS, Career Academies (Scotland), and Perth Development Board. He is also twice past President of the local Chartered Insurance Institute

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Stephen Ingledew

Stephen Ingledew is Managing Director, Marketing at Standard Life with specific responsibility for all aspects of consumer and business marketing and communications, digital and data innovation, customer experience, customer insight and data analytics.

He is also the chairman of 56 Degrees, the company’s start up enterprise responsible for delivering marketing consultancy services.

Stephen joined Standard Life in 2007 and prior to his current role he was Managing Director of Corporate, the business unit responsible for employer pension schemes and Retail Distribution Director responsible for distribution through intermediary business partners.

Before joining Standard Life, he had nearly thirty years in a number senior level marketing and distribution roles with large corporations such as Barclays Wealth and AMP as well as medium sized enterprises such as Frizzell and Berkeley Berry Birch plc

Stephen has held a number of non-executive roles with professional bodies and regulators having played a leading role in developing higher professional standards and qualifications in the financial services sector.

Jamie Matheson

Jamie Matheson

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.

Barry Muir

Barry Muir

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.

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Michael Polson

Michael Polson is the Managing Partner of Ashurst LLP's new legal sourcing and business support office in Glasgow which was announced in June 2013. Ashurst is the first leading international law firm to open an office of this nature in Scotland. And currently has 25 offices in 14 countries round the world.

Mike's role is to lead the growth of the new office which is expected to open in Autumn 2013. Ashurst plan to create around 150 new legal and business support roles in the office within the first 12 months of operation.

Mike was, until the end of 2012, a senior corporate partner with law firm Dundas & Wilson where he was involved in the financial services sector for many years, both in managing client relationships and leading high profile corporate transactions.

Mike has an MBA from Edinburgh University Management School.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

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.

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