About Us

SIO is a professional body dedicated to developing a centre of excellence for financial services leadership in Scotland. Through our membership of financial institutions, we connect leaders across the sector, to build and share knowledge and perspectives in ways that improve the sustainability of the sector.

Our strategy is focused on three pillars:

Our Board

SIO is governed by a board of non-executive directors drawn from the sector:

John McGrory, SIO Chairman - Managing Director and Co-Head Morgan Stanley Scotland

Graeme Jones, Chief Executive Scottish Financial Enterprise

Sue Dawe, Managing Partner, Head of Financial Services Scotland EY

Pauline Burns, Global Head of Middle Office BNP Paribas Securities Services

Gordon Wright, Senior Consultant and former President of Franklin Templeton International Services based in India

Find out more about the three pillars of our work:

Connecting Leaders

One of SIO’s key goals is to expand opportunities for staff to connect with their peers across and beyond the sector and address the big challenges facing us. At the heart of that is the SIO Forum which runs every six weeks in Edinburgh and Glasgow. At the Forum we debate the changes impacting the sector from technology to regulation, constitutional change to culture. Head to our Events page to sign up for future sessions of the forum.


Developing the Workforce

Developing people is a key priority for SIO which works in partnership with its members and academia to attract, retain and develop the best people, equipping them with the skills and capabilities to drive the sector forward. Our flagship SIO Operations Management programme seeks to build leadership capacity with early stage managers and leaders in financial services. This programme is run in partnerhsip with Glasgow Caledonian University. 


Promoting the Sector

We are also working hard to improve the flow of information across the sector and this website will act as a hub for events, training and development from SIO and its peers. We hope you will use this to find opportunities to connect with colleagues and develop your careers.


Why be a part of SIO

  1. Develop skills and networks for the future 
  2. Position your yourself to lead effectively in uncertain times
  3. Ensure your organisation is well represented in the sector
  4. Influence the future of the sector in Scotland
  5. Earn CPD through recognised bodies, by attending SIO events

Contact us for for full details on 07809 364 089 or at contact@sio.org.uk.