Eric’s brief as the head of the Retail and commercial team at the British Bankers’ Association covers a broad portfolio of policy issues, including payment accounts, credit and debt and savings for both personal and business customers. Eric is a director of the Lending Code Standards Board and a Non-Executive Director at both the Buckinghamshire Building Society and Registry Trust Limited. He is also involved with the Department of Work and Pensions' Credit Union Expansion Project and capacity building in the Community Development Finance sector, through the Regional Growth Fund.
Eric has more than 30 years’ experience as a career banker in retail banking with NatWest and latterly the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. During this time, the roles he has undertaken have been both operational and strategic, including successful spells as a branch and business manager. Before joining the BBA, he was responsible for a series of policy-driven projects in PR and communications, new and emergent markets, legal and regulatory issues, and crisis management.
Eric is a Chartered Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, with an MSc in Banking Practice and Management.