Financial Services Growth and Development Board


The Financial Services Growth and Development Board (FiSGAD) was launched in 2022 to:

  • act as the main forum for engagement between the Financial and Professional Services industry and Scottish Government 
  • promote the long-term success, competitiveness and growth of the industry in Scotland and globally
  • engage on key issues and opportunities facing the industry with a clear focus on identifying appropriate actions to be taken on by the sector and/or Government
  • oversee the work of the Green and Sustainable Financial Services Taskforce


  • Humza Yousaf, Scottish Government, First Minister
  • Neil Gray, Scottish Government, Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy
  • Richard Lochhead, Scottish Government, Minister for Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade
  • John McGuigan, SFE, Chair
  • Sandy Begbie, SFE, Chief Executive
  • Judith Cruickshank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Head of Corporate, Commercial and SME banking Scotland 
  • Stephen Bird, abrdn, Chief Executive
  • Sue Dawe, EY, Managing Partner and Head of Financial Services
  • Nicola Anderson, FinTech Scotland, Chief Executive
  • Gerry Mallon, Tesco Bank, Chief Executive
  • Andy Curran, Phoenix Standard Life, CEO and Scotland Group Director
  • Barry O’Dwyer, Royal London, Group Chief Executive
  • Angus MacPherson, Noble Group, Chief Executive
  • Koral Anderson, Barclays Group, Chief Procurement Officer/Barclays Scotland Site Head 
  • Vida Rudkin, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley
  • Louisa Knox, Shepperd and Wedderburn, Partner
  • Claire Reid, PWC, Forensic Services Leader
  • Alastair Ross, ABI, Assistant Director and Head of Public Policy (Scotland, Wales and NI) 
  • Arleen Arnott, KPMG, Head of Financial Services
  • Al Denholm, Scottish National Investment Bank, Chief Executive
  • Jackie Leiper, Lloyds Banking Group, Chair of Scottish Executive Committee
  • Alastair King, City of London Corporation, Sheriff
  • Jane Martin, Scottish Enterprise, Managing Director of Innovation and Investment


Financial Services Growth and Development Board: terms of reference


Contact and

Scottish Government 
Financial Services Policy Team
Investment Finance Division
Directorate for International Trade and Investment 
5 Atlantic Quay 
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU

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