Simon Thompson was appointed as Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute in 2007 after working for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Central & Eastern Europe, and for the International Federation of Accountants. Under his leadership, the Institute has grown to become the largest professional body for bankers in the UK, with nearly 35,000 members and students in more than 100 countries.
Simon is the author of Green & Sustainable Finance: Principles and Practice, published by Kogan Page (www.koganpage.com/product/principles-and-practice-of-green-finance-9781789664546) and leads the Institute’s work in this area. He chairs the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is a Board member of the UK’s Financial Services Skills Commission (FSSC). Simon is a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network.
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Steve has worked in banking for over 40 years and is currently a Non Executive Director at Bank of Ireland where he chairs the Remuneration Committee. He sits on the Advisory Board of The Arora Group and Kingsley Healthcare and was previously on the Financial Capability Board of the Money Advice Service.
During Steve’s banking career he was CEO of The Hodge banking and life assurance businesses and Shawbrook Bank.
Prior to joining Shawbrook in 2008, he led the UK banking businesses of Santander UK sitting on the UK Board of the Holding company and various UK subsidiaries. He also represented Santander on the Board of its US businesses.
Prior to joining Santander in 2008, Steve spent eight years at RBS, where he was CEO of Business Banking, Retail Markets and Managing Director of Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking, Corporate Markets.
Steve was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of Kent in 2016 for his contribution to Banking and the University. He has a young family and in his “spare time” likes to follow Everton football club and Sussex county cricket team.