RBS, NatWest Markets, in top executive appointments

NatWest-RBS CEO Alison Rose

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) and its subsidiaries Natwest Markets Plc and Natwest Markets N.V. on Thursday announced a raft of executive and board appointments.

Robert Begbie, interim Natwest Markets CEO since December 19, 2019, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis, and David King, former CEO of MUFG Securities EMEA plc, has been appointed Natwest Markets chief financial officer, replacing interim NWM chief financial officer Robert Horrocks.

RBS also announced that Donal Quaid, interim group treasurer since December 2019, has been appointed group treasurer.

Begbie will continue as a member of the NWM board and as chair of the NWM N.V. supervisory board. King will join the NWM board as an executive director.

It is anticipated that King will take up his role during the summer of 2020.   

RBS CEO Alison Rose said: “When I took over as CEO, re-focusing NatWest Markets was one of my top priorities, and our work here is well underway to deliver against the strategy set out in February.

“These appointments will allow us to continue the transformation and refocusing process across NatWest Markets that we announced in February and establish a business that delivers even greater benefits for our bank and our customers.

“We would like to congratulate Robert Begbie on his appointment and thank Robert Horrocks for his dedication and commitment as interim CFO, during which NatWest Markets produced strong revenue delivery in Q1 2020.

“We would also like to welcome David King, who adds extensive experience and expertise from his time at MUFG and elsewhere.

“NatWest Markets plays a crucial role within the group, allowing us to provide our customers with the products and services they need to succeed.”

Begbie said: “NatWest Markets has an important role within the group, connecting our customers with international wholesale and capital markets, and partnering to provide the risk management and financing solutions that help them realise their potential and thrive.

“We have made considerable progress in refocussing the business following the strategic announcement in February and we will continue to build upon this during the medium term.”