Occasional Interview Series: In Conversation with Colin Johnson

For the next in our occasional series of video interviews, The BTRM was pleased to meet up with the esteemed Colin Johnson, Chief Product Officer at ALMIS International and former Chairman of UK ALMA. Professor Moorad Choudhry spent a short but profitable 12 minutes in conversation with Colin to get his views on the current hot topics for bank ALM practitioners, and in that time we covered the current interest rate environment as well as other challenges facing all bank Treasurers today. As always whenever Mr Johnson opines on banking and finance, there are some pearls and gems to discover. Enjoy!

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Moorad Choudhry

Moorad Choudhry is an independent non-executive director at Recognise Bank Limited in London, a non-executive director at the Loughborough Building Society and a non-executive director at Wandle Housing Association. He is Honorary Professor at University of Kent Business School. He was latterly Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division at The Royal Bank of Scotland. He began his career at the London Stock Exchange in 1989.

Moorad is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, a Fellow of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of International Bankers. He is author of The Principles of Banking (John Wiley & Sons 2012).

Moorad was born in Bangladesh and lives in Surrey, England. He was educated at Claremont Fan Court school, the University of Westminster and the University of Reading. He obtained his MBA from Henley Business School and his PhD from Birkbeck, University of London.

Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson is Treasurer at Chetwood Financial, a digital bank established in 2018. Previously he worked in the Treasury ALM and Prudential Risk departments at Charter Court Financial Services, Santander UK, Lloyds Bank Group and Birmingham Mid-Shires Building Society. He is a former Chair of the UK Asset Liability Management Association (ALMA).