Donald advises the board on legal matters. He is a member of the Corporate Governance and Risk Committee.
Since leaving University in 1990 and qualifying as a solicitor Donald has been employed in a range of roles within the legal function of The Royal Bank of Scotland group of companies. Donald is currently Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel Personal and Business Banking, a role he has carried out since 2015.
During Donald's career he has built and led several legal teams, advising and supporting a range of business units up to and including Board level. Donald has extensive experience as a company secretary and as a member of audit and risk committees.
Donald enjoys participating in volunteer days including helping legal education programmes in schools, assisting with food banks, gardening at respite centres and schools.
Donald is married, with three daughters and being family oriented he spends his free time with them enjoying travelling and socialising. Donald has a keen interest in all sport (particularly football), although participation in recent years has been restricted to occasional golf.