John Sutherland

MA Leadership Studies (Distinction), MBA Banking, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers

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Johns career spans over 40 years in Financial Services.  He spent 35 years at Lloyds and Nationwide leading major divisions in Payment Services, Retail Branches, Back Office Operations and Technology,  culminating in appointment as Executive Director Sales & Marketing in 2006.

During 2009 he was a Special Adviser in the Bank of Englands Special Resolution Unit and in 2010 became CEO of the loss-making Stroud and Swindon Building Society steering it into the safe harbour of a merger with a bigger firm.  In 2011 he became a Senior Adviser at the Financial Services Authority.

In 2012 he was seconded to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.  John returned from the Commission in 2013 and is now a Senior Adviser at the Bank of England where he is closely involved in the supervision of banks and insurers. In addition to work at the Bank of England Johnis a member of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank and an adviser to the Board of the Jamaica National Group. 

He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter Business School where he achieved an MBA and an MA in Leadership Studies.  He regularly speaks in the UK and abroad on leadership, corporate governance and risk management.


Financial Services and Legal Services

Geographical spread of clients

UK based

Languages spoken and to what standard

English only

Relevant professional training / qualifications / memberships

  • MBA Banking - University of Exeter
  • MA Leadership Studies (Distinction) -University of Exeter
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers
  • Affiliate of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter

Research interests

John is very interested in the differences between leadership in successful organisations and leadership in failed or failing organisations.

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