Anthony Thomson




Anthony Thomson is co-founder of Metro Bank and Chairman of the Financial Services Forum, an independent membership organisation for senior executives with an interest in financial services marketing effectiveness.
Metro Bank plc launched in July 2010 and was the first new 'High Street bank' in the UK for over 150 years. It offered unparalleled levels of customer service and convenience, open seven days a week, 361 days a year. Anthony served as the first chairman from 2009 until 2012, before leaving the bank in December 2012.
In 2010 he was included in Marketing Magazine's 'Power and Influence Top 100'. In 2010 and 2011 he was named by the Evening Standard as 'one of the 1000 most influential Londoners and one of the 60 most influential people in the City'.
In 2011 he was appointed as visiting professor to London Metropolitan University Business School.
After leaving Metrobank Anthony teamed up with the former chief executive of First Direct to create an innovative new online bank - Atom - designed for the mobile and tablet age.
He is a member of the Sky News Money Panel and the ITV Business Club and his hobbies include collecting guitars and wine. He plays the guitars badly and drinks the wine.
"The diverse audience deemed his presentation as 'exemplary and inspirational.'  He is a superb communicator handling a diverse audience and creating an energised buzz.  After the Q&A the audience were queuing to speak to him. We had a room of smiling customers!!" Assistant Professor, London Metropolitan University - May 2012
"The combination of his inimitable dry humour together with the content telling of the revolution in banking he has undertaken in the UK, lead to comparisons with Richard Branson.  His entrepreneurial vision of a company which centres on customer satisfaction as the core business driver held the audience captive, and they were keen to engage with him on Q&A sessions that followed. We can highly recommend Anthony to other event organisers."  Presentation on Metro Bank at ICEW (International Customer Experience World) event - March 2012

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