Will Samuel - Chairman
Having worked over 35 years in merchant banking and corporate finance, Will brings a wealth of expertise of the banking sector and regulatory environment to his role as Chairman of TSB.
Will began his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. In 1977, Will joined Schroders in the Investment Management Division and worked in a variety of roles. In 1986, he was appointed a Director of Schroders plc as the Group Managing Director of Investment Banking. Schroders subsequently sold its investment banking business to become Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (SSSB) in 2000 and Will served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at SSSB until 2003, when he was appointed Vice Chairman, European Investment Bank of Citigroup Inc.
Will joined Lazard & Co in 2004 as Vice Chairman and was appointed a Senior Advisor from 2011. In January 2012, Will was appointed Senior Advisor to the Financial Services Authority and, subsequently, Senior Advisor to the Prudential Regulation Authority, stepping down prior to his appointment as Non-Executive Chairman of TSB.
Will has held other Non-Executive Directorships including Chairman of Howdens Joinery Group (formerly MFI Furniture Group), Chairman of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, Chairman of H P Bulmer plc, Deputy Chairman of Inchcape plc, and Non-Executive Director of the Edinburgh Investment Trust plc. Will was Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of International Alert, a charitable peace building non-governmental organisation, from 2009 to 2014.
In addition to his role as Chairman of TSB Bank, Will has served as the Chairman of Tilney Bestinvest Group Limited since January 2017.
Will is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry from Durham University and a Degree in Mathematics from the Open University.
Will Samuel is a member of the following Board committee: