Robert Begbie

CEO Commercial & Institutional Ring-Fenced Bank (interim), CEO Commercial & Institutional Non Ring-Fenced Bank and CEO NatWest Markets


Robert was appointed CEO, Commercial & Institutional Non Ring-Fenced Bank and, on an interim basis, CEO, Commercial & Institutional Ring-Fenced Bank in August 2023. This is in addition to his role as CEO, NatWest Markets. The Commercial & Institutional franchise supports customers ranging from entrepreneurs and start-ups through to multi-nationals and financial institutions.

Robert has been with the Group for over 40 years and has extensive experience in treasury and capital markets. During his career, he has built successful capital markets businesses across fixed income, derivatives, asset management and cash markets and led teams in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US.

After spending 20 years in our Markets business, Robert joined Treasury in 2009 where he was instrumental in transforming the Group’s balance sheet. In 2017 Robert was appointed as Group Treasurer with responsibilities for all aspects of Treasury and the management of the bank’s balance sheet. Since 2019 he has been CEO, NatWest Markets Plc.

He holds an MBA from CASS Business School and is a former president of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (London Branch).