Benny served as Chief Executive Officer, Retail Business of HBOS Plc prior to his current role. Between 1997 and 2005 Benny was Chief Executive of Retail Banking at The Royal Bank of Scotland where he was responsible for personal, affluent and SME businesses across both NatWest and RBS.
He led the successful integration of NatWest Retail Banking within RBS, the largest single merger in UK banking for some time.
Before joining RBS, Benny was at Standard Life for 14 years where he held a range of senior positions, including being a Member of the Group Executive.
He has a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Glasgow and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries and also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.