From pub cellar boy to award-winning bank CEO.
Craig Donaldson is the CEO of Metro Bank, a role he has held since the bank’s inception in 2009, having previously worked in many financial services roles including at BT, Barclays, HBOS and RBS Group. In 2017 Craig won the ‘Most people-focused CEO’ award at the HR Excellence Awards.
Originally from Sunderland and a huge football fan, in this podcast we discuss how growing up in a pub led to Craig’s personable approach to leadership. We also discuss his favourite teachers and his memories of the miners’ strike of 84–85.