Ian WilsonFormer Chief Risk Officer, Non-Executive Director and Risk Committee Chair at FinTech Startups
Ian is an experienced retail banking executive who has developed a portfolio career combining various advisory, interim management and non-executive roles.
A trained and qualified banker, Ian spent much of his career with Royal Bank of Scotland latterly as Director Credit, Retail Banking. Subsequent executive roles include Managing Director Business Banking, Santander UK, Chief Risk Officer, GE Money UK, Chief Risk Officer, Tesco Bank and Strategic Risk Director Virgin Money.
More recently, Ian has acted as executive Chief Risk Officer for both Charter Court Financial Services and Monzo Bank in each case helping the business obtain a banking licence and establish a robust risk management framework. Ian is currently supporting a number of Fintech start-ups in the UK and Europe as well as holding non-executive director roles with a specialist mortgage lender and a building society.
Ian is a Chartered Banker and holds an MBA from Edinburgh and an MSc in Marketing from Napier University. Ian is a Fellow and former Vice President of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland and a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services.