"What attracted me to RBS was the ambition and rate of change. Every day is packed with variety."
Richard Bacchus, Head of Asset Servicing, Markets & International Banking
Asset Servicing offers a unique insight into the core of the Financial Industry. It’s the most exciting role within Operations. It takes a certain kind of person to perform within Asset Servicing – if you like pressure, this is the place to be. I have to approach every situation in an extremely flexible way.
What attracted me to RBS was the ambition and rate of change. Every day is packed with variety. What I enjoy most is that I have the license to operate. It’s recognised that I’m the expert in my field, and I have the freedom to shape the team according to my vision. My team comprises of some of the best talent available. I’ve brought a number of people to RBS from other Organisations, all of whom have had a successful start to their RBS careers.
It’s not about the numbers of hours you’re putting in. Success and failure are determined by what you’re delivering. Most other organisations talk a lot about work-life balance without achieving it. Here, it is discussed very little, but delivered consistently. We give ownership of people’s work/life balance to the individual. RBS offers flexibility and a strong culture of work/life balance.
I have a two-year-old daughter, so much of my time is spent with my family. As an English Literature graduate, I have a love of literature and like nothing more than thumbing through old books in libraries and bookshops. There is a timelessness and real humanity to many of the universal themes I enjoy reading about. I’m an avid people watcher…probably related to my interest in literature. This helps me read situations in the workplace, understand people’s motivation and help offer a vision for the team.