John Collins is Director of Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and AML for Santander UK reporting directly to Nathan Bostock. John joined Santander in July 2016 and is also a member of ExCo.

Joining Santander from RBS where he was Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, John brings considerable experience of the legal, compliance and regulatory environment to Santander across both retail and wholesale businesses. Prior to joining RBS in 2007, John held senior legal roles at ABN Amro and Citigroup. In October this year, he was recognised as UK In-house Banking Lawyer of the Year by Legal 500.

At Santander, John assumes oversight of our legal, compliance, regulatory affairs and AML functions. John’s experience and insight across a whole range of issues is invaluable as Santander continue to adapt to the increasing demands of our regulators and confront the challenges of Banking Reform. Among John’s many interests, he is passionate about developing talent and embedding values across an organisation and will make a significant contribution to work around new behaviours. John is a big supporter of using community engagement to improve morale and in September this year, was appointed 1 of 10 law society social mobility ambassadors.