Ralph Coates - Chief Financial Officer
Ralph qualified as a Chartered
Accountant in South Africa, training with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Upon arriving in the UK in 1999, and
after a year at J Sainsbury plc, Ralph rejoined PricewaterhouseCoopers in
London, spending four years in the Transaction Services division, focusing on
M&A in the retail sector.
In 2004, Ralph joined Barclays Bank in
London, and in 2005 moved to the mortgage business in the UK Retail &
Business Bank. Over time, Ralph assumed finance responsibility for all
retail banking product areas, distribution and operations, becoming Finance
Director for the UK Retail & Business Bank in 2011.
In 2013, Ralph Coates joined the Bank
of England as Finance Director, supporting the BoE’s strategic transformation
and the delivery of its policy agenda.