Gary Lapthorn | Head of Sustainability & Responsible Business, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Gary has worked for Lloyds Banking Group since 1986, and has spent most of his career in Commercial Banking with senior leadership roles covering proposition development, marketing, and risk appetite, before setting up the Sustainability & Responsible Business function in 2016.

Gary leads the Commercial Banking sustainability strategy which has been built around 3 key pillars. The first is investing in colleagues. The second pillar involves making ambitious commitments to help clients including the availability of green finance products and funding. The final pillar is about supporting the transition to a more sustainable economy.

Whilst leading a diverse range of responsible business initiatives, Gary is also responsible for charity and community engagement in Commercial Banking.

Gary completed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership “Business and Sustainability” programme in 2017, and has a Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of South Wales. Gary is also a Board Trustee for the national charity Contact which supports families with disabled children.