The Financial Services Culture Board (FSCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Grant as a non-practitioner member to its board.
Led by Chair Dame Susan Rice and Deputy Chair Sir Brendan Barber, the FSCB board comprises individuals from across a broad range of civil society, as well as from within the financial services sector, all committed to the raising of standards of behaviour and competence across the sector.
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Dame Susan Rice said:
“I’m delighted that Chris is joining the FSCB board as a non-practitioner member. His extensive experience in governance and oversight in British sport, as well as his lifelong commitment to championing social mobility and challenging discrimination both in sport and across other sectors, bring a truly valuable perspective to the table. I very much look forward to working with him.”
Chris Grant said:
“I’m honoured to be joining such a distinguished and knowledgeable group on the FSCB board. Culture matters, and I’ll be delighted if I can contribute to anything which supports and challenges an industry which plays such a central role in people’s lives to operate in ways which promote fairness, health and integrity.”
Biography: Chris Grant OBE
Since 2016, Chris has been an Independent Board Member of Sport England, where he has been the driving force behind the newly established Talent Inclusion Advisory Group, which aims for national teams across all sports to reflect the broader population in terms of socio-economic background; ethnicity and other factors. He has been closely involved in the introduction of the Code for Sports Governance and sits on the Investment Committee.
For the last four years, he has chaired the judging of the Sport Industry Awards. In September 2018, Chris stepped down after almost five years as CEO of Sported, the UK-wide charity and membership organisation founded by Sir Keith Mills, providing capacity-building support and advocacy on behalf of more than 2500 local groups using sport and activity for social outcomes. This was an interlude in what has mainly been a portfolio career, with a particular focus on organisational culture, change and learning. He chaired the Board of the UK Chip & PIN Programme; delivered learning and change programmes across media, retail and other sectors; facilitated strategic planning processes for numerous Boards, and moderated events ranging from the World Cities Forum to the NHS Medical Directors’ Conference.
Chris has a longstanding interest in, and commitment to, challenging sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination. He served as a member of the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport, chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, and has spoken at International Women’s Day gatherings and other events.
In 2019, Chris was appointed Independent Chair of Professional Football’s Integrated Coaching Strategy, a partnership between the FA, Premier League, EFL, League Managers Association and Professional Footballers Association, developing a world-leading system for Coach and Manager education and development in the men’s and women’s professional game.
In June 2020, Chris’s book “Better Decisions” was published by Quarto. In 2021 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to sport.
About the FSCB:
The Financial Services Culture Board (FSCB), formerly the Banking Standards Board (BSB), was established in April 2015 as a private sector body, funded by membership subscriptions. Our remit was to help raise standards of behaviour and competence across the banking sector – to provide challenge, support and scrutiny to member firms committed to rebuilding the trustworthiness of the sector.
Given the growing interest in our work from firms outside banking, we took the step in April 2021 of changing our name and extending our membership scope to enable firms from across the UK financial services sector to join as members.
Find out more about the FSCB.
Notes to Editors:
This appointment follows an open recruitment process. Chris Grant joins the FSCB board from September 2021.