Board of Directors

Continued Growth Through Strong Governance

Chairman and Chief Executive

Chief Operating Officer

Group Finance Director

Group Company Secretary

Sir Henry AngestChairman and Chief Executive

Sir Henry is Chairman and Chief Executive of Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC as well as Chairman of Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited. He gained extensive national and international experience as an executive of The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Banking Corporation. He was Chairman of Secure Trust Bank PLC, Chairman of the Banking Committee of the London Investment Banking Association and a director of the Institute of Directors. He is a past Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.

Andrew Salmon ACAChief Operating Officer

Appointed a director on 8 March 2004. He joined the Company in 1997 and is Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development of Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC and Chief Executive Officer of Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited. He was previously a Director of Secure Trust Bank PLC and Hambros Bank Limited and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.

James Cobb FCAGroup Finance Director

James Cobb joined the Board on 1 November 2008 and is Group Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited. He was previously Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Controller of Citigroup's Global Consumer Group in Europe, Middle East and Africa and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Ian Dewar FCAIndependent Non-Executive Director

Ian became a Non-Executive Director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group on 1st August 2015 and also a Non-Executive Director of Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited.

He retired from KPMG in September 2012 having spent 32 years at the firm, the last 19 as a Partner in the Financial Services Practice. Since his retirement he has become a Non-Exec Director at Manchester Building Society and Brewin Dolphin, at each of which he chairs the Audit Committee.

Sir Christopher MeyerIndependent Non-Executive Director

Independent non-executive director since 1 October 2007. He had a distinguished diplomatic career, culminating in 1997 as Ambassador to the USA.  Between 1994 and 1996, he was Press Secretary to Prime Minister John Major. From 2003 to 2009 he was Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.  He is also on the International Advisory Board of British American Business Inc. and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Pagefield.

Sir Michael Peat


Michael Peat studied law before qualifying as a chartered accountant and becoming a partner with KPMG in 1985. In 1986-87 he undertook a review of the management of the Royal Household and left KPMG in 1993 to devote himself to public duties. During the period to 2011 he was the Royal Household’s Director of Finance and then Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to the Queen, Receiver General of the Duchy of Lancaster and Principal Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. He retired from the Royal Household in 2011.

Sir Alan Yarrow FCSI (Hon)Independent Non-Executive Director

Sir Alan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC on 10 June 2016.

Sir Alan left Dresdner Kleinwort in December 2009, after 37 years with the group, latterly as Group Vice Chairman and Chairman of the UK Bank. Sir Alan is currently Chairman and Chartered Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Chairman of Turquoise Global Holdings Ltd, and Director of Institutional Protection Services Ltd and Arbuthnot Banking Group . He is also Vice President of the Royal Mencap Society and Independent Partnership Advisor to James Hambro & Partners.

Sir Alan is an Alderman, Magistrate and HM Lieutenant of the City of London, a member of the Court of the Fishmongers’ Company, and Liveryman of several other Livery Companies. He is a member of the Takeover Appeal Board, the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Investment & Advisory Council. Sir Alan was formerly Lord Mayor of the City of London for the year 2014-15.

Nicholas Jennings FCASecretary

Nick Jennings was appointed Group Company Secretary in July 2018. He was previously Group Company Secretary of Daily Mail and General Trust plc and of Close Brothers Group plc. He is a Chartered Accountant.