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​Stephen Brannan

Lay Member of CourtStepehn Brannan, Lay Member of Court


Since graduating from Edinburgh University with a degree in Computer Science, Stephen has had a wide and varied career covering IT and Business Operations, Consulting, Sales & Marketing, Business Transformation and managing start-up companies.


Stephen was a senior partner at PA Consulting where he sold and led many assignments in Financial Services companies both in the UK and Australia. After 13 years with PA, Stephen joined RBS in 1996.


Stephen held a number of senior roles at RBS including MD Cards Businesses and Director of Group Technology. Prior to retiring from RBS in 2011, Stephen was responsible for the separation of the assets bought from ABN Ambro and the building of a new global payments platform in Amsterdam.


After retiring Stephen completed a 12 month course run by the Financial Times and Pearson Group and was awarded a Non-Executive Director Diploma.


Stephen is a member of the business angel syndicate at Par Equity which specialises in providing early funding for start-up businesses in the Bio and Technology sectors. Through this activity, Stephen Chaired a young technology start-up company for 5 years and supported it through a number of funding rounds.