Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB)


The Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB) ran from 2005 to 2020. It was relaunched in 2022 as the Financial Services Growth and Development Board (FiSGAD) to reflect a refreshed membership with clear objectives to promote the long-term success, growth and development of the financial and professional services sector in Scotland.

The Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB) was formed in 2005 to:

  • advise Scottish Ministers on matters relating to the financial services industry
  • foster collaboration and communication between the Scottish Government, its agencies, other public sector bodies and the industry
  • maintain and enhance the business environment for the financial services industry in Scotland

View the FiSAB terms of reference.



  • Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland (Chair)
  • Fiona Hylsop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture 
  • Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance
  • Philip Grant, SFE Chair (industry co-chair)
  • Graeme Jones, SFE 
  • Sue Dawe, EY
  • Agnes Tolmie, Unite The Union
  • Catherine Burnet, KPMG
  • Malcolm Buchanan, Royal Bank of  Scotland
  • Christine O’Neill, Brodies
  • David Skinn, Aviva
  • Damien Yeates, Skills Development Scotland
  • Linda Hannah, Scottish Enterprise
  • David Macmillan, Prudential
  • David Ferguson, Nucleus
  • Colin Stewart, Citi
  • Scott Stewart, Barclays
  • Helen Page, Virgin Money
  • Gerry Mallon, Tesco Bank
  • Maggie Craig, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland
  • Barry Connolly, Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Professor Peter Mathieson, The University of Edinburgh 
  • Geoff Aberdein, Aberdeen asset Management
  • Eilidh Mactaggart, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish National Investment Bank
  • Andy Curran, Group Director Scotland, Phoenix Group





Scottish Government
Financial Services and Fintech Policy Team
Enterprise and Innovation Division
Directorate for Economic Development
5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU

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