Robert Gillespie has served as a director on the Board since May 2020. Mr. Gillespie also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. Gillespie was most recently the Director General of the UK Takeover Panel. He had a lengthy career as an investment banker, spending more than 25 years at UBS and its predecessors in a range of senior positions, including Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, EMEA and Joint Global Head of Investment Banking, while also serving on the Group Managing Board and the Management Committee for many years. Mr. Gillespie started his career as a Chartered Accountant at PwC.
Mr. Gillespie is currently a director of NatWest Group plc (formerly known as Royal Bank of Scotland plc) and certain of its principal subsidiary companies, including NatWest Holdings Ltd. and Ulster Bank Ltd. He has previously served as a director of Citizens Financial Group and Ashurst, a law firm, and as the chairman of the board of directors of Boat Race Company Ltd., Somerset House Trust and the Council of Durham University, from which he graduated with a degree in economics.