Lady Susan Rice CBE

Susan Rice, a Chartered Banker, is Managing Director, Lloyds Banking Group Scotland.  She was previously Chairman and Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Scotland, the first woman to head a UK clearing bank.

Susan is a non-executive director on the Court of the Bank of England, where she chairs the Audit & Risk Committee; SSE plc, where she chairs the RemCo, J Sainsbury plc, and Big Society Capital. She sits on Scotland’s First Minister’s Council of Economic Advisors and chairs the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh’s Festivals Forum and the Governor’s Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland.

A frequent speaker on the future of financial services, leadership and sustainability, she helps lead a cross-sector collaboration on financing renewables. She is Vice-Chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Change Group and has spoken about renewables internationally. Susan also plays a major role in matters of financial exclusion and economic development, having helped create CDFIs, advised governments and lent her voice to the subject.

She chairs a new UK-wide initiative to create professional standards for bankers, for the first time – the Chartered Banker: Professional Standards Board, and she recently became the President of Scotland’s premier economic and research body, the Scottish Council of Development and Industry, the first woman to be elected.