Professor Brian Scott-Quinn originally trained as a financial manager at the FTSE 100 company, Coats Viyella Plc. For three years he then worked as a lecturer in accounting at the University of Glasgow where he also completed his Master in Accounting degree. He then moved to the University of Reading where he also taught accounting theory and practice & accounting standards. While remaining part-time at the University of Reading, he then co-founded, and became the finance director of a private bond trading house, Ross & Partners Securities, responsible for funding, supervising the accounting processes and liaising with PwC on the annual audit.
He continued in this role after leading the team on the sale of Ross & Partners to Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. where he became finance director of Drexel Burnham Lambert Securities Ltd. Subsequent to Drexel Burnham, he moved to Security Pacific Bank where he was strategy advisory to the Group CEO. After leaving Security Pacific, he returned to the University of Reading and, with £8m of funding from the International Securities Market Association for which he also was a consultant, set up the ICMA Centre for financial markets, now the second largest specialist finance school in the UK of which he is Chairman. He teaches banking and related accounting to BSc and MSc students. READ MORE
He is a Non-Executive Director (NED) of a fintech company, Madiston Plc, which provides white label digital banking and online direct lending software. He is currently working with colleagues on introducing cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and blockchain into the platform via an appropriate open source blockchain project.
He is also an NED, and Chairman of the Audit and Assurance Committee, of Civilised Bank an SME lending bank and thus has been approved for this role (SMR11) by the FCA under their Senior Managers and Certification Regime. Civilised obtained its banking license in 2017 and is now in the Mobilisation phase leading to launch in 2018.
In addition, he is the financing advisor to Penultimate Energy Ltd. which is working on a project to introduce into the UK, Chinese high temperature pebble bed small modular reactors (HTR–PM) for process heat, CHP and power generation.
He has been a consultant to, amongst others, Westpac Bank, NM Rothschild, Canada Life Insurance, Australian Mutual Provident (AMP), Investec Bank, Shuaa Capital (Dubai), Bank of China, the London Stock Exchange (working with the electronic exchange group) and SWX Europe (the Swiss exchange). He was a member of the FSA industry working group on Secondary Bond Market Transparency. He has been a consultant to the US Treasury and in 1978/79 was monetary policy advisor to Margaret Thatcher’s first Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Howe of Aberavon (Sir Geoffrey Howe). Recently was an advisor to the CFO of of Rabobank, on issues relating to the ICAAP, hybrids, bail-inable debt and MREL.
He recently authored, (with research assistant, Deyber Cano), “Financing the Energy Transition – the role of banks and financial markets in mitigating climate change in Risk and Energy Infrastructure Vol II – published by Globe Law and Business Publishers, in November 2017. Also with Deyber Cano he is the author of a commissioned study for a trade association – the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) published in July 2015, Guide to Infrastructure Financing” produced as a guide for procurement agencies and sponsors considering a new project. He is the author of the professional textbook “Commercial and Investment Banking & the International Credit and Capital Markets – a guide to the global finance industry and its governance (Palgrave Macmillan)”. He is currently writing “A Guide to Infrastructure Investment in Alternative Power, Space Heating and Transportation Projects and Funds READ LESS