Benny is Chairman of Forster Chase Corporate Finance and also Chairman at Buccleuch, and Non-Executive Chairman at AAB Wealth. He was also special advisor to the Scottish Government and instrumental in setting up the Scottish National Investment Bank, a government backed investment bank with the mandate to invest in businesses based in Scotland, projects based in Scotland, or businesses seeking to move to Scotland.
Benny has extensive experience within the financial services industry. During a career which started in 1983 at Standard Life, he has held senior positions within the worlds of investment management, retail and business banking.
From being a Member of the Group Executive at Standard Life, Benny moved to RBS (in 1997) as Chief Executive of Retail Banking. He was with RBS until 2005. During this time he led the successful integration of NatWest Retail Banking - the largest single merger in UK banking for some time. Before joining Tesco Bank as the CEO, Benny served as Chief Executive Officer of the Retail Business of HBOS plc.