Simon McNamara

Group Chief Administrative Officer


Simon McNamara was appointed Group Chief Administrative Officer in September 2013.  Prior to joining the Group Simon was based in Singapore holding the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Standard Chartered Bank Consumer Bank since August 2008. Simon was responsible for developing and implementing the Group Technology and Operations strategy which supported the Consumer Bank’s strategy.

Simon has held several senior Information Technology and Operations positions in the global financial services industry including; Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney (CIO), Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, and Midland Bank. He was also a founding partner in a successful software start-up company, CATS INC, in Silicon Valley.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from University College Swansea and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire. He has also completed the Executive Programme at Stanford University.

Simon champions diversity and has been the Executive sponsor of the banks Multi Cultural Network since 2017.