• 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.