Simon McNamara was appointed Group Chief Administrative Officer, RBS in September 2013. Responsible for defining and delivering Services strategies and service proposition across Technology, Data and Analytics, Innovation, Payments, Transformation, Shared Operations, Property and Supply Chain Services to support RBS ambition and strategy.
Prior to joining RBS Simon was Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Standard Chartered Bank Consumer Bank in August 2008 based in Singapore. Simon was responsible for developing and implementing the Group Technology and Operations strategy which supports the Consumer Bank’s strategy.
Simon has held a number of senior Information Technology and Operations positions in the global financial services industry; 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 is married with two daughters and one son. His interests include football, skiing and mountain biking.
Group Chief Information Officer, Consumer Bank
Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
Group Chief Information Officer
Westpac Banking Corporation, Sydney, Australia
Head of Global Technology and Services
Asia Pacific Singapore
Head of Global Foreign Exchange, Money Markets
Commodities IT, London
ASR International, London and New York
Global Head of Technology
Paribas Capital Markets, London
Vice President – Product Marketing
CATS INC., Palo Alto
Senior Project Manager
Midland Bank / Midland Montagu, London