Tony G S Brian
Tony Brian qualified as a lawyer in 1978, becoming a partner of a corporate legal firm in Edinburgh the next year. He joined Bank of Scotland in 1984, initially in the legal area and subsequently becoming Assistant Company Secretary, running certain head office functions, carrying out M&A work for the Group, developing retail products and working on structured finance transactions and debt work outs.
In 1992 he moved to Italy to become treasurer of a small Italian mortgage company in which the Bank had purchased a large minority shareholding. Three years later he was appointed managing director of the Bank’s offshore operations in Jersey and in 1997 he, in addition, became managing director of the Isle of Man operations and merged the two to create a single offshore banking business.
In 1999 he returned to Scotland to work in the Group Risk area of Bank of Scotland and then HBOS plc, specialising in regulatory and governance issues. In 2003 he became Deputy Head of Group Regulatory Risk of HBOS plc and in January 2005 was appointed Joint Head of Group Regulatory Risk. In November 2005 he was appointed Head of Risk for the Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) and North America Division. In April 2009 Tony joined the Insurance Division of Lloyds Banking Group (“LBG”), the largest insurance business in the UK, as Director of Operational and Regulatory Risk and Risk Infrastructure. He retired from LBG in 2011.
Tony joined the Court of Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003 and has served as Chair of the Audit Committee and Vice-Chair. In 2011 he was elected Chair of the Court. He also chairs the Court Membership Committee and sits on the Remuneration Committee.
He represents GCU on the Committee of Scottish Chairs and is currently a member of the Steering Group established by the CSC to oversee the preparation of a Code of Governance for the HE sector in Scotland.