Formerly Chief Executive, Coutts & Co.
- Modern & Medieval Languages, Christ’s College (1976)
Michael joined Coutts, the Wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in June 2009, as Chief Executive of Coutts & Co. and as a Director of Adam & Company. In September 2010 he also became Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland International, the offshore banking business of the Group in the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man and the Crown Territory of Gibraltar.
He has over 30 years of experience in financial services, including eight years with Merrill Lynch as Managing Director for UK Private Banking and Director of Private Wealth Services for Europe and the Middle East. From 2002-2007 he was Head of International Private Banking at Barclays Wealth and CEO of Barclays Switzerland.
Society & charity work
He is a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; a Director of Forces in Mind Trust, a charity dedicated to helping service personnel make a successful transition to civilian life, and a Director of Walpole British Luxury. In 2015 he joined the Board of the Wealth Management Association.