About us

About us

Who we are

We are the new, government-owned policy bank, providing £22bn of infrastructure finance and partnering with the private sector and local government to finance a green industrial revolution and drive growth across the country.

Governance

We are wholly owned and backed by HM Treasury, but we will be operationally independent.

Our relationship with HM Treasury is set out in our Framework Document.

We launched, in interim form, in June 2021.
We will scale up our activity, incrementally increasing our capacity and capability.
The government will legislate to put the Bank on a statutory footing at the earliest opportunity.

Our senior team

Chris Grigg, CBE

Chair

Chris brings extensive business and finance leadership to the Bank.

He served as the CEO of British Land for eleven years until November 2020, where amongst other things he oversaw large scale property development projects. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Barclays Commercial Bank and a partner at Goldman Sachs. He has served on the Board of BAE Systems since 2013 – where he is currently the Senior Independent Director – and is on the corporate board of Cancer Research UK.

John Flint

Chief Executive Officer

John is a banker with a wealth of experience in the industry. He is the former Group Chief Executive of HSBC, a company with which he spent 30 years, having first joined them in 1989 as a graduate trainee. 

In that time, he worked across the business, serving in various senior leadership positions as Chief Executive Officer of Retail Banking & Wealth Management, Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive of HSBC, Chief Executive of Global Asset Management, Group Treasurer and Deputy Head of Global Markets. 

David Lunn

Chief Operating Officer

David joins UKIB from HM Treasury where he was the Europe Director, leading on the implementation of EU Exit and HM Treasury’s broader Europe policy.

In that role, he served as the UK’s representative on the European Investment Bank’s Board of Directors. Before this, he worked in UK Financial Investments, when it managed the government's investments in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and UK Asset Resolution.

Charles Donald

Non-Executive Director

Charles was appointed Chief Executive of UK Government Investments in March 2020, having joined in May 2018 as Head of the Financial Institutions Group.

He joined UK Government Investments from Credit Suisse where he was Vice Chairman of UK Advisory & Corporate Broking having previously been Co-Head of UK Investment Banking. He heads the Government’s Corporate Finance Profession. 

Gay Huey Evans, CBE

Non-Executive Director (interim)

Gay has significant business and finance experience. She is currently Chair of the London Metal Exchange, as well as serving on the Boards of Standard Chartered, ConocoPhillips and IHS Market.

She is a Trustee of Benjamin Franklin House, Senior Advisor to Chatham House and a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations and the IUKFP (Indian UK Financial Partnership).

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