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Appointment as deputy of division

Rose edges towards succeeding McEwan as RBS CEO

Alison Rose

Alison Rose: blooming at RBS


 

RBS has edged closer to appointing its first female chief executive after Alison Rose was installed as Ross McEwan’s deputy at its NatWest Holdings business.

Ms Rose will add her new role to her existing job as CEO of commercial and private banking and also becomes a director of NatWest Holdings, the bank’s ring fenced holding company.

She has been with RBS for 20 years and joined the board of RBS private bank Coutts in October 2015. She was tipped as a potential group CEO last year. 

CEO Ross McEwan said today: “Alison has been doing a fantastic job leading our commercial and private banking division and cementing our position as the UK’s biggest and best bank for business.

“Alison’s commitment and focus on our customers will also be a strong addition to board discussions and decision-making and this appointment is a reflection of that.”

Ms Rose will deputise for McEwan both internally and externally, as appropriate, including at NWH ExCo. She will also lead on key strategic projects. 

She takes up the role on 3 December.



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