NatWest Group has appointed Gideon Moore as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Gideon will join NatWest on 1 April 2022 and will sit on the bank's executive committee, reporting directly to CEO, Alison Rose. This follows the announcement in July 2021 that Michael Shaw would be retiring from the bank this February.
Gideon retired last year from Linklaters, where he was Firmwide Managing Partner, leading their Executive Committee and sitting on the Partnership Board and Risk Committee. Gideon originally joined Linklaters in 1999 as a Partner in its banking department. In his time at Linklaters Gideon co-started and, for nine years, co-led the Leveraged Finance Practice, then headed the Global Banking Practice for four years, before being elected to his most recent role in November 2015.
Alison Rose said:
“I am delighted that we have appointed Gideon to lead the Legal, Governance and Regulatory Affairs function. As we continue to build momentum on our strategy, he will play a critical role by bringing his insight, guidance and challenge to our progress. Gideon is highly regarded from his long career at Linklaters and will be an important addition to my executive team.”
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank Michael again for his extremely valuable support and contribution to NatWest over the last six years and wish him a very happy retirement from the bank.”
Gideon Moore added:
“I am excited to be joining NatWest at such an important time for the organisation. I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the bank and using my experience to play my part in helping to champion the potential of people, families and businesses up and down the country.”