Clydesdale chairman to succeed Brown at SFE
Mr Pettigrew is chairman of CYBG, parent of Clydesdale Bank. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and is immediate past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). He has held a number of senior executive and non-executive posts in financial services.
Sir Ewan said: “I am delighted to be handing over the reins of SFE to someone with the wealth of experience and talent which Jim has to offer. Jim has worked across a range of financial services sectors and the expertise he brings with him will be tremendously valuable to the work of SFE.
“It is a time of fast paced change in financial services and the landscape in which we are operating, both in Scotland and internationally, is constantly evolving.
“With this in mind, we have embarked on a number of new initiatives at SFE to bring together a shared strategic direction for the industry in Scotland and its part in society. It is, therefore, an excellent time for Jim to join and help shape this vision for the future.
“I wish him well and I am confident that under his leadership, the SFE Board, together with chief executive Graeme Jones, will continue to successfully represent and support Scottish financial services.”
Mr Pettigrew said: “The financial services industry is hugely important to Scotland and I feel privileged to have this opportunity to play a part in supporting and promoting the industry.
“It is an exciting time to be joining SFE. I look forward to working with Graeme and SFE members to develop a shared vision which places the industry’s role in society and serving customers, firmly at its centre.”