SIO Appoints New Chair and Directors

We are delighted to welcome a new Chairman and Board Directors to SIO following a recent search as we move into a new phase in SIO's development.

John McGrory joins as Chairman from Morgan Stanley where he is Co-General Manager and Head of Glasgow Operations in addition to serving as global head for a number of functions within Morgan Stanley. John has over 20 years of senior level experience within financial services operations and will be a great asset to the board.

Avril McLean joins as Director from Aberdeen Asset Management where she is Deputy Global Chief Operating Officer. Avril has been with Aberdeen from its early days and has worked through significant change including most recently integrating Scottish Widows Investment Partnership into the business.

Pauline Burns joins from BNP Paribas where she is Head of Middle Office in the UK. Pauline performs a key role in drawing together the talents and services within the bank to provide exceptional service to clients across the UK. Prior to BNP Paribas Pauline worked for Barclays, State Street and Deutsche Bank.

We are very pleased to welcome Avril and Pauline in addition to John and look forward to working together on SIO's three strategic pillars:

  • Education - developing talent¬†and raising standards
  • Networks - creating efficient networks and sharing best practice¬†
  • Communication - communicating effectively across the sector and with partners