Craig Donaldson

Metro Bank

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Metro Bank, Craig Donaldson is responsible for providing executive leadership to the bank’s rapidly expanding business.   He is chartered with guiding the bank’s evolution from fresh, new entrant in retail banking to trusted financial services partner to millions of UK customers.   From helping define Metro Bank’s brand values, to hiring its inaugural employees and ensuring that the bank’s staff deliver daily customer delight; Craig has been instrumental to Metro Bank from day one.    Craig has prior experience in roles including Managing Director of Retail Products & Direct Channels at RBS, as well as senior roles with Barclays and HBOS. He has a degree in Technology and Management from the University of Bradford.    Craig is a keen supporter of Sunderland AFC and is lucky enough to have a young family to enjoy.

Event Sessions Featuring Craig Donaldson


Why challenger banks and marketplace lenders are natural bedfellows

AltFi Europe Summit 2017 - Thursday 30 March 2017

Articles Featuring Craig Donaldson

Metro Bank fined £10m by FCA for misleading investors

13th December 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

Fintech's new era didn't begin with COVID-19

3rd June 2020 | Daniel Lanyon

Metro Bank’s interim CEO scoops the top job

19th February 2020 | Aisling Finn

Five fintechs that had a tough 2019

8th January 2020 | John Reynolds

The year in quotes: 2019

3rd January 2020 | Oliver Smith

AltFi's 10 most read stories of 2019: Part 1

30th December 2019 | John Reynolds

2019 In Fintech And Alternative Finance: Part 1

23rd December 2019 | Oliver Smith

Metro Bank CEO stands down

9th December 2019 | John Reynolds

Metro Bank chairman steps down, profits tumble

25th July 2019 | Roger Baird

Metro Bank opens developer portal

13th July 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Metro Bank reports Q1 growth as shares fall

25th April 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Metro Bank releases AI personal finance tool

17th April 2018 | Emily Nicolle

Metro Bank repeats £1bn net lending pledge

28th February 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Metro Bank delivers strong half-year results

26th July 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Challenger bank hits one million accounts

3rd May 2017 | Ryan Weeks

What does the perfect bank look like?

24th March 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Challenger Bank to Lend Through Zopa

19th May 2015 | Ryan Weeks