New President and Board of Trustees for the Chartered Banker Institute

  • 24 June 2019
  • News | Press release

Following the 144th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Banker Institute, we are delighted to announce the election of Bill McCall as our new President and Chair, and the appointment of our new Board of Trustees:

President and Chair of the Board of Trustees 2019-2021

Bill McCall FCBI

Vice-Presidents and Vice-Chairs for 2019-2021

  • Lynne Burns FCBI
  • Steve Pateman FCBI

Board of Trustees (alphabetically)

  • Robin Bulloch FCBI (2019-2021)
  • Sheila Gunn (Independent Member: 2019-2021)
  • Ian Hardcastle FCBI (2019-2021)
  • David May FCBI (Chair of Membership Forum: 2019-2021)
  • Peter McCormack FCBI (2019-2022)
  • Brian McCrindle FCBI (2019-2020)
  • Hugh McKay FCBI (2019-2020)
  • Stephen Pearson FCBI (2019-2022)
  • Paul Riseborough MCBI (2019-2022)
  • Susan Younger (Independent Member: 2019-2020)

Commenting on his election, Bill McCall said:

“It is far and away the most important function of our Institute to educate bankers with the necessary knowledge and skills required, and I hope we will continue to cherish the Institute. As a predecessor Charles Winter said, “we are not just some kind of exclusive club for those who happen to have passed the examination at some time in their career, but a source of continuing education and the best guarantee of survival and growth of our profession”.

I would also like to pay tribute on behalf of all Fellows and Members of the Institute, to my immediate predecessor Robert Dickie. We are very proud that the Institute was honoured with a new Royal Charter in December 2018 and that will be a legacy of Robert’s Presidency.”

Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute commented:

Our new, Board of Trustees comprising both Fellows and members of the Institute, and independent trustees, will play a key role alongside our new Membership Forum to ensure the direction and activities of the Institute continue to be a beacon for ethical professionalism in banking in the UK, and enhance our impact and influence with other banking institutes around the world.”


Notes to Editors:

Our Institute – the first institute of bankers in the world - was founded one hundred and forty-four years ago, in 1875, as the Institute of Bankers in Scotland. To mark our centenary in 1975, we received our first Royal Charter and became the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.  At the end of last year, the award of the Institute’s new Royal Charter established our Institute as the Chartered Banker Institute, the UK’s professional body for bankers with growing global impact and influence.

The new Royal Charter also modernised our Institute’s governance and recognised the collective efforts of our Council, staff, supporting banks and our 33,000 members to enhance and sustain professionalism in banking in recent years. 

Bill McCall Biography

Bill is Principal of McCall & Partners, a corporate finance advisory business he founded in 1999. He is a seasoned independent Director and has been Chairman of more than 50 private equity backed companies. His portfolio has included Norwegian, North American and UK based Energy and Tech/Service-related businesses. He has chaired Listed and Private Company boards in the UK, Nordic region and North America. He assisted in the start-up of  broker/dealer McCall, Aitken McKenzie and is Chairman of Argyll & Buchanan a Prime advisory boutique.

From his earliest career at Clydesdale Bank passing the Institute exams, he then joined stockbroker Campbell Neill & Co, and was elected an Individual Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1990. He is a former Director of Charterhouse Tilney and was a Director of Merchant Bank Singer & Friedlander until 1999 He is a Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute, a Chartered Banker and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.


Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball

Head of Public Affairs, Policy & Communications


Matthew is responsible for leading the implementation of the Institute’s strategic and operational plans for public affairs, communications and thought-leadership.

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience working as a senior Parliamentary/Political Affairs Professional with a wealth of skills across all areas of public affairs, joining the Institute in 2015 to help raise its profile with key stakeholders. Matthew has worked for MPs, co-founded a public affairs agency and run think-tanks providing him with considerable knowledge of the operations of regulators and government. He is also an expert in the UK Parliamentary Process.

Matthew was Administrative Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Building Societies and Financial Mutuals between 2003 and 2013 and immediately prior to working for the Institute, was Chief Executive of the financial services think-tank, New City Agenda.

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