Making Sustainable Choices

  • 12 July 2022
  • Webinar
Events Details

It is time to re-think what leadership means. Historically, the perception of leadership is that it only applies to a few individuals with seniority status within an organisation. The role of said leader was to provide guidance and direction to a team.

Many conversations have centered around ‘leadership styles’ and how leaders can lead effectively. In our Leadership for all series, our range of podcasts, webcasts and blogs will explore how everyone can adopt key aspects of leadership within their roles daily.

In partnership with Nicholas Boyle, Academic Associate and Director of Storm 7 Coaching, we are delighted to share our ‘Leadership for all’ series. Each month, a new topic will be explored, delving into key subjects within the banking sector, with insight from a wide range of experts.

  • Ethical decision making
  • The impact of AI
  • Making sustainable choices
  •  Vulnerable customers

Following on from COP26, this webcast will examine the outcomes raised. How can we try and challenge practices within our institutions and organisations in order to embed sustainable practices?  Our Chair and panel will discuss how aspects of leadership can be implemented towards making Sustainable Choices, at every level.



Nicholas Boyle

Nicholas Boyle

Storm 7 Coaching | Academic Associate and Director

Nicholas Boyle is a highly successful Leader, Facilitator, Accredited Professional Executive Coach (AC) and Speaker with an absolute drive to deliver excellence for Customers. Specialising in cultural and behavioural change through supporting Leaders develop phenomenal Leadership principles. With a history of personal success in Performance, People Leadership and Business Development spanning the Retail, Small Business as well as Corporate environments.


Billy Macleod

Billy Macleod

Allied Irish Bank (UK) | Chief Of Staff


From 1986 to December 2004 Billy worked with RBS group. During this time he benefited from the “project Columbus change programme”. Was responsible for driving the Business Development (hunter/Farmer) pilot within banking. Latterly held a regional management role in Central Scotland responsible for Retail, Private, Business segments and included Local Operations. Full Balance sheet and profit and loss responsibility.

Billy joined Clydesdale Bank in January 2005 to lead a team of commercial, private and specialist managers and was promoted to Managing Partner for Central Scotland responsible for distribution model deliverables across 4 offices and 102 staff. In 2010 was responsible for a business development team across Scotland. Additional national responsibilities included creation of Talent Academy, Management Assurance reporting on Commercial portfolio and review of asset finance proposition.

During October 2015 billy joined AIB to support the growth plans of AIB Bank in GB. This involved the creation of a challenger business bank with niche sector focus. Billy currently operates as Chief of Staff, working directly with the Managing Director in UK.

MBA, Strathclyde University, Glasgow – Dissertation on Successful Criteria for Joint Venture Initiatives (2008-2011) Chartered Banker

Billy is married to Debbie and they enjoy three daughters, aged 22, 13 & 11. Their leisure time is spent walking the hills of Scotland with their dog Sanna.

Denise Alexander

Denise Alexander

NatWest Group | Transformation and Capability Lead


Denise Alexander is an experienced Senior Leader, Coach and Capability specialist, with over 30 years’ experience in financial services.  Accomplished in the design and delivery of Behavioural and transformation capability programmes.

She has flexed across various specialisms of L&D; transformation change with a focus on new ways of working with Agility.  A former Retail Bank Leader – Regional Director and Area manager within the branch environment. She is also an active council member with the City and Guilds.  



Date & Schedule

Tuesday 12th July 2022
13:00 – 14:00 UK BST 

Booking Details

To register, please click here.

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CPD requirement
Attending this event counts towards Chartered Banker Institute members’ annual CPD requirement (1 hour).