CEO Today UK Awards 2021

About Alison Rose Alison Rose was appointed Chief Executive of NatWest Group plc in 2019 having joined the bank as a graduate in 1992. The first woman to lead one of the UK’s big four banks, Alison has previously been shortlisted for the ‘most influential woman in investment banking’ award by Financial News, included in the Women in FinTech Powerlist and named in Vogue’s Top 25 Most Influential Women. A passionate supporter of diversity and executive sponsor for the bank’s employee-led networks, Alison was commissioned by the UK government to report on the barriers to women starting businesses. She now sits on the Rose Review Board and is responsible for driving forward its recommendations. Alison sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Finance and is a member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum. A Trustee of Business in the Community (BITC) and Chair of the Scottish BITC Advisory Board, Alison is also a Non- Executive Director of Great Portland Estates plc and sits on the board of the Coutts Charitable Foundation. 77 CEO TODAY UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS 2021 Banking Alison Rose NatWest Group plc Firm Profile A relationship bank for a digital world. We champion potential; breaking down barriers and building financial confidence so the 19 million people, families and businesses we serve in communities throughout the UK and Ireland can rebuild and thrive. NatWest Group has a leading retail business and is the largest business and commercial bank in the UK. We offer market- leading digital capabilities combined with expert human support to personal customers, and we are the biggest supporter of the business sector – banking around 1 in 4 businesses across the UK and Ireland, from start-ups to multi-nationals. We are closely connected to our 19 million customers across the UK and Ireland; through a comprehensive range of banking and financial services, and a strong local and regional footprint. This connection to customers and communities builds our trust and knowledge; enabling us to support our customers effectively, throughout their lives as their financial needs and priorities evolve. In an ever-changing world it has never been more important to stand for something. Our Purpose is our North Star – it is the cornerstone of everything we do. It recognises that our business is made up of a network of relationships withmultiple stakeholders with different interests. We know relationships run deeper than transactions and that we need to consider the interests of all our stakeholders. In 2020, Our Purpose could be seen in action, as we stepped up quickly to put in place extraordinary measures to support our customers, colleagues and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO of

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