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Sir Malcolm Williamson

Sir Malcolm Williamson was given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa by City in 2010.

Sir Malcolm was appointed as Chairman of Cass Business School's Strategy and Development board in 2008 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by City in 2010. He is also a generous donor to Cass Business School.

Sir Malcolm worked for Barclays Bank from 1957 to 1985.  He was then appointed a member of the Post Office Board and Managing Director of Girobank.  In 1989, he joined Standard Chartered Bank and became Group Chief Executive. In 1998, he moved to San Francisco, USA, as President and CEO of Visa International until 2004.

Sir Malcolm is currently Chairman of Friends Life Group Limited, NewDay Group Ltd, the Board of Trustees for Youth Business International, the Cass Business School Strategy and Development Board and the Governing Council of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.

His past non-executive roles include Chairman of National Australia Group Europe, Clydesdale Bank, Signet Jewelers, CDC Group, Britannic Group and Deputy Chairman of Resolution.  He was also a Director of National Australia Bank, G4S, JPMorgan Cazenove Holdings, National Grid and was a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Business Leaders Forum.

Sir Malcolm was honoured with a a knighthood for services to the financial industry.

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