Andrew Bester is CEO, The Co-operative Bank and Chair of Business in the Community's Circular Economy Taskforce. Andrew has worked in Financial Services for 25 years in a wide variety of client relationship, product specialist, finance and general management roles across 3 continents. Most recently, he was Group Director and Chief Executive of Lloyds Commercial Banking and was also Executive Sponsor of Lloyd's Diversity and Inclusion programme and the Group’s Agility Initiative. Prior to this, Andrew was Global COO of the Consumer Banking Division of Standard Chartered.
Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Andrew is the Chairman of Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) and sits on the Board of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). He is also an Advisory Board member of The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) and is a member of the Prince of Wales’s UK Corporate Leaders’ Group.