Sir Fred Goodwin

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Sir Fred Goodwin "is the former Group Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Clydesdale Bank PLC and Chief Executive of Yorkshire Bank PLC and previous to that he was a Partner in Touche Ross, and was Chief Operating Officer of the worldwide liquidation of BCCI.

"From 1985 to 1987 he led a team of management consultants implementing the change to contractor management at Rosyth Royal Dockyard, and was subsequently retained to advise the incoming contractor. In 1990, he was appointed by HM Government to act as an executive director of the largest industrial employer in Northern Ireland, Short Brothers PLC in the lead up to its privatisation.

"His previous experience has extended across a broad range of industry sectors, but has included a particular bias towards banking and financial services. He has also Chaired various Government task forces including examining the work of credit unions and the New Deal programme. In June 2003 he became Chairman of The Prince's Trust, having previously been Chairman of The Prince's Trust - Scotland. He is a former president of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland." [1]

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  1. Council, The Prince's Trust, accessed April 22, 2009.