Meet Lady Susan Rice, Managing Director, Lloyds Banking Group Scotland

Lady Susan RiceReconnecting Banking and Values - the most important relationship in banking

Tuesday 9 November 2010, 18.00-20.30

Lady Susan Rice will share her vision for banking in the future.  Susan will outline her perspective not only on how the industry might be shaped or re-shaped in the coming years, but also on the way she thinks it should operate.  Susan will contend that what Bankers do matters greatly, but how they do it matters even more.


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.

She worked previously for Bank of Scotland and NatWest Bancorp in New York.  In her earlier career, she was a dean at Yale and Colgate universities in America.

Susan is Senior Independent Director and chairs the Remuneration Committee of Scottish and Southern Energy and sits on the Court of the Bank of England, where she chairs the Audit Committee. She also chairs the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Edinburgh’s Festivals Forum.

A frequent speaker on the future of financial services, leadership and corporate responsibility, Susan sits, inter alia, on Scotland’s Futures Forum, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Change Leadership Group, the Business Advisory Forum of Oxford University’s Said Business School and Scottish Business in the Community.  She was a founding director of Charity Bank, sits on HMT Financial Inclusion Taskforce and is active in addressing issues of social and financial exclusion.

Born and brought up in the United States, she lives with her husband Professor Sir Duncan Rice and their three children in Aberdeen.  She has degrees from Wellesley and Aberdeen University and honorary doctorates from seven Scottish universities.  She has been the Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for Corporate Responsibility in 2006 and Honorary President of the CDFA, and is a Fellow of the RSA, the CIoBS and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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