As Director of Investor Relations, I interact all the time with colleagues across the organisation to help me successfully engage with our current and prospective shareholders. I came from a trading room background where I worked for over twenty years with people with largely similar skills, personalities and motivations to my own. Since hanging up my trading boots a few years ago, it has been both a revelation and a privilege to witness on a daily basis the eclectic and diverse nature of our customers, our colleagues and our external stakeholders.
On a personal level, I am Dad to three wonderful little girls and I want to believe that they will get the same opportunities afforded to me in order to achieve their own ambitions. I am determined to play my part as a member of the Group's Inclusion and Diversity Council to ensure our bank embraces diversity and that we recognise that this can be a critical enabler to our future success.