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, competiveness 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

Related groups


  • Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Government, First Minister
  • Kate Forbes, Scottish Government, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy
  • Ivan McKee, Scottish Government, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise
  • Philip Grant, Lloyds Banking Group/SFE, Chairman Lloyds Banking Group/SFE
  • Sandy Begbie, SFE, Chief Executive
  • Malcolm Buchanan, Royal Bank of Scotland, MD Corporate and Commercial Banking Scotland
  • Stephen Bird, Abrdn, Chief Executive
  • Sue Dawe, EY, Managing Partner
  • Maggie Craig, Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Head of Scotland Office
  • Nicola Anderson, FinTech Scotland, Chief Executive
  • Gerry Mallon, Tesco Bank, Chief Executive
  • Sarah Roughead, Scottish National Investment Bank, Interim CEO
  • 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, Managing Director
  • Louisa Knox, Shepperd and Wedderburn, Partner - Shepperd and Wedderburn/SFE Board member
  • Claire Reid, PWC, PWC Regional Leader, Scotland
  • Alastair Ross, ABI, Assistant Director, Head of Public Policy (Scotland, Wales and NI)



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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