Mr. Stephen A. Hester is Group Chief Executive at RSA Insurance Group Plc and Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc.
Mr. Hester has over 30 years' experience in financial services and FTSE100 companies with expertise in transforming the performance of businesses. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, 2008-2013, where he led the largest ever corporate restructuring and recovery programme. Prior to that he held positions as Chief Executive, British Land plc from 2004 to 2008, Chief Operating Officer, Abbey National plc and a number of senior roles at Credit Suisse First Boston in London and New York. He was previously employed as Deputy Chairman by Northern Rock Plc and Chief Operating Officer by Santander UK Plc.
Mr. Hester received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford.