Bruce was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2010 and became Chairman of the Board in April 2014. Bruce is vice chairman and lead independent director of Banco Santander SA, a non-executive director of Santander UK plc and a non-executive director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. Bruce has over thirty years of experience of the financial services sector in both executive and non-executive roles. He has previously held senior executive positions in private equity as managing partner of 3i Group, in insurance as chief executive officer of Marsh Ltd and in banking as a managing director of JP Morgan and non-executive roles as chairman of Aon UK Ltd (2012-2015), director of Close Brothers Group plc (2006-2014) and director of Catlin Group Ltd (2010-2014).
Bruce chairs the Nomination Committee and attends meetings of the Risk, Remuneration and Audit Committees by invitation.