Gary Lapthorn

Awards night Tuesday 14th November Grosvenor House, London


I joined the Group in 1986 as a management trainee and spent my early years in a variety of customer facing roles in retail and business banking around the South West of England.  I’ve worked in Business & Commercial Banking (BCB) for most of the last 23 years, with leadership roles covering proposition development, marketing, and strategy, before setting up the Sustainability & Responsible Business team in 2016.

I lead the BCB sustainability strategy which is focused on our ambitions to be a leader in supporting our clients to transition to a sustainable, inclusive, low carbon economy, and ultimately Net Zero.   I’m also passionate about inclusion and equality and lead a broader range of Responsible Business activities including our highly-commended programme to better support black entrepreneurs and help break down the barriers and challenges to success across the whole ecosystem.

I live in Somerset with my wife and daughter, and like to keep fit through running and gym sessions.  I’m also an experienced charity Board Trustee.