The BBA’s principal management body is the Board. The role of the Board is to manage the Association and to maintain (either directly or indirectly via its nominee entity) a stewardship role over the Association’s beneficial shareholding in BBA Enterprises Limited and any other Subsidiaries.

The Board:

  • is the body in the BBA which has responsibility for deciding policy;
  • sets and oversees the delivery of the BBA’s strategic direction and Business Plan;
  • monitors and reviews performance according to the communications strategy as defined in the BBA communications strategy;
  • considers current policy issues and agrees BBA policy positions, particularly when associated with reputational risk;
  • reviews the financial statements and budget of the Association and BBA Enterprises Limited (as well as any other Subsidiaries from time to time); and
  • gives advice to members and makes recommendations and statements on matters of banking policy.


Please see our high level committee structure here.

The BBA Board is made up of the following senior executives:

  • Noreen Doyle, Chair, Credit Suisse International and Chair, BBA
  • Paul Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (Chairman – Foreign Banks Advisory Board)
  • Simon Mackenzie-Smith, Managing Director, Chairman of UK & Ireland Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America
  • Bob Hoyt, General Counsel, Barclays Bank PLC
  • Anne Marie Verstraeten, Group UK Country Head, BNP Paribas
  • James Bardrick, UK Country Officer, Citi  (Chairman – Major International Wholesale Banks Advisory Board)
  • Christopher Horne, Deputy CEO of UK Investment Bank, Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd
  • Eileen Taylor, Global Head of Regulatory Management, Deutsche Bank UK
  • Mark Sismey-Durrant, CEO, Hampshire Trust plc (Chairman – Small Banks Advisory Board)
  • Francesca McDonagh, Head of Retail Banking & Wealth Management UK, HSBC Bank Group
  • Mark Garvin, Vice-Chairman, Corporate and Investment Bank Europe, JPMorgan
  • Clare Woodman, Global Chief Operating Officer, Institutional Securities Group, Morgan Stanley International
  • Joe Garner, CEO, Nationwide Building Society
  • Caroline Rainbird, Managing Director, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
  • Javier San Félix, Head of Retail Banking and Deputy CEO, Santander UK Group
  • Paul Lynam, CEO, Secure Trust Bank plc (Chairman – Challenger Banks Advisory Board)
  • Tracey McDermott, Group Head, Corporate, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Benny Higgins, CEO, Tesco Bank plc
  • David Soanes, UK Country Head, UBS Group
  • Michael Morley, (Chairman – Private Banking and Wealth Management Advisory Board)
  • Anthony Browne, Chief Executive, BBA


BBA Chair:

Noreen Doyle

In October 2015, Noreen Doyle was appointed Chair of the British Bankers’ Association, the leading trade organisation for the banking industry in the UK.
In April 2016, Noreen was appointed Chair of the Board of Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers, having served nine years as Chair of the Audit Committee. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Credit Suisse Group and Chair of the Board of Credit Suisse International and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, its UK regulated bank and broker dealer subsidiaries.

Noreen served as First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2001 to 2005. Previously, she was firm wide head of Risk Management, and had established its syndication business. Before joining EBRD, Noreen had a distinguished career at Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) specialising in oil & gas and mining, and leveraged finance.

Noreen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is Chair of the Board of Governors of Marymount International School in Kingston upon Thames.
Noreen has a BA from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, New York, and served on, and chaired, its Board of Trustees. She has an MBA from Tuck School at Dartmouth College. She holds US and Irish citizenship.