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Jonathan Symonds, CBE


Jonathan Symonds, CBE, is the senior independent non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc. Jonathan is Chairman of HSBC Bank plc, and also Chairman of HSBC Holdings’ Group Audit Committee and sits on the Group Risk Committee.

Jonathan is Chairman Proteus Digital Health, and a Non-Executive Director of Genomics England.

Jonathan and his wife Sue are Trustees of the Jinja Educational Trust.  The trust aims to improve the education, training and welfare of young people in Uganda.

Jonathan was CFO of Novartis AG from 2009 to 2013. Prior to joining Novartis, Jonathan was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, CFO of AstraZeneca plc and a Partner of KPMG. Jonathan’s governance experience includes serving as a non-executive Director and chair of the audit committees of Diageo plc and Qinetiq plc.