NatWest Group has today announced the appointment of Keiran Foad as Chief Risk Officer, subject to regulatory approval. Keiran will join in Q2 2023 and succeeds Bruce Fletcher who will be retiring next year after over four years with the bank.

Keiran will be on the bank's executive committee, reporting directly to CEO, Alison Rose. Keiran joins NatWest Group from Banco Santander where he is Group CRO and leads the risk and compliance function, reporting to the Executive Chair, Ana Botin. Keiran also sits on the boards of several of Santander’s FinTech subsidiaries.


NatWest Group Chief Executive, Alison Rose, said:

“I’m delighted that Keiran is joining us to lead the Risk function. He’s highly regarded in the industry, so his experience will be a fantastic asset to the bank, as we continue to deliver on our strategy and support our stakeholders through the challenges ahead.

“I’d like to thank Bruce for his significant contribution to the bank over the last four years. His counsel, support and challenge have been hugely valuable to me and the ExCo team. We wish Bruce all the very best for a happy and healthy retirement when he leaves NatWest.”


Keiran Foad added:

“I’m looking forward to joining the team at Natwest. I have a passion for making banking simpler and easier, so I’m excited for the opportunity to play my part in supporting the millions of customers who rely on the bank’s services every day.”

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