Group Chief Executive Officer
Date of appointment: 1 Nov 2019
Alison has worked at NatWest Group for 27 years. Prior to her current role Alison was Deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings and CEO of the Commercial and Private Banking business.
She has held a number of senior roles across the Group including Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Markets & International Banking, Global Head of International Banking Capital and Balance Sheet and Head of Leveraged Finance.
Alison was invited by the UK Government to lead a review of the barriers to women starting a business and launched The Rose Review in March 2019. Alison also champions NatWest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, an innovative initiative supporting start-up businesses across the UK, and sponsors the bank’s employee-led networks.
She grew up around the world before settling in England at the age of 15. She studied at Durham University and joined the NatWest graduate scheme in 1992. She is married with two children.
Non-executive Director of Great Portland Estates plc and sits on the board of Coutts Charitable Foundation. Trustee of Business in the Community and Chair of the Business in the Community Scottish Advisory Board.