Martin Neall In 60 Seconds

Over the last 25 years I have enjoyed leading large, diverse Trading, Securities Services, Finance and latterly Digital Transformation teams as both COO & CFO for HSBC. I enjoy bringing a strategic perspective to any business I’m involved with, but I’m equally happy in amongst the weeds. I look to help firms deliver long term growth by engaging owners, investors, staff and customers.

Specialist Skills

Business Planning

Identifying a businesses key goals and objectives and formalising a plan to achieve them.

Strategic Thinker

Problem-solving, decision-making, and developing realistic action plans to achieve specific goals.


Led both large and small diverse teams to drive better business performance.

Corporate Finance

Plan, develop, and control the capital structure of a business.

Profit Improvement

Adopting a myriad of tools and skills to drive profit improvement.

Track Record Highlights

  • CFO & COO of HSBCs global credit trading and sales operations across 4 key sites of London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai, a business with circa 250 trading and sales executives and a revenue averaging $1bn annually.
  • Defined and implemented business lines targets, operating models and managed the control environment front to back with line of sight ownership of Operations, IT, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Reporting.
  • Possesses detailed understanding of global banking and markets, securities services, digital banking and digital banking transformation, global banking and markets front office, finance and operations.
  • Full financial control of HSBC Securities Services, an $11trn administration and custody business with annual revenues in excess of $2bn.
  • Aids the turnaround of underperforming businesses. Drives effective change in systems, processes, teams and culture, reduces costs and mitigates operational risk.
  • Delivered both the strategic and tactical digital transformation for HSBC Commercial Bank (CMB) and the Investment Bank (GBM), running a budget of >$100m per annum.
  • Particular strengths in people management, change transformation and cross business collaboration.

Sector Experience

  • Banking & Financial Services: Large Tier 1 Banks, Fintech
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms
  • Services
  • Insurance

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