John was appointed Chief Data Officer for the UK and Europe December 2016. Previous to this role he was the programme director for the group Global Standards Data Readiness programme. John originally joined HSBC UAE in 2014 working on the disposal of parts of the bank in the Middle East. Prior to HSBC, John has worked at ABN AMRO for 12 years as Chief Operating Officer for Western Europe and as member of the board of ABN AMRO subsidiaries in Germany and Sweden. John has also previously worked at Nomura International, Bankers Trust and ING.