Paul Thwaite

CEO, Commercial Banking



Paul Thwaite was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Banking in November 2019, and is responsible for the business supporting clients ranging from SMEs through to multi-nationals.

Paul has a track record of success in senior business and functional roles across Wholesale, Corporate, International and Retail Banking for the Group, and was most recently responsible for the bank’s SME franchise and commercial product businesses, including Lombard Asset Finance and Transaction Services. Prior to this, he held Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer roles in International Banking, based in the UK and the US and working across multiple geographies.

Outside the bank, Paul is a Non-Executive Director of Motability Operations Group plc, and member of the Whitehall Industry Group, various Financial Institutions advisory boards, and the Business Finance Council. Paul is a strong supporter of Diversity & Inclusion, and has been the Executive sponsor of D&I for the Commercial Bank since 2017.