Sir Michael SnyderInterim Chairman
Michael has been a Non-Executive Director at Metro Bank since 2015 and was appointed Interim Chairman in October 2019. He was previously Senior Partner of Kingston Smith, a top 20 UK accountancy firm between 1979 and 2016, and is now a consultant to the firm. He is Senior Partner of Bramdean Consultants LLP.
Michael is a well-known supporter of small and medium-sized businesses; having advised the government over many years, including chairing the National Business Angels Network, and as a member of the Small Business Council and Small Business Investment Taskforce. He has also chaired GLE Loan Finance Ltd, was Co-Chairman of the government’s Professional and Business Services Council, and chaired the Association of Practising Accountants.
Michael is an elected Member of the City of London Corporation and has represented the Ward of Cordwainer since 1986. He chaired several Committees before taking the leadership of the City Corporation as Policy and Resources Chairman between 2003 and 2008. He was knighted in 2008 for his services for business and for the City of London.
Michael is a long standing Governor and Chairman of Brentwood School and a Governor of the City of London School for Girls. He has previously been a Governor of The London Guildhall University and subsequently the London Metropolitan University, as well as being a member of the City Academics Sponsors Trust. In what little spare time he has, Michael enjoys music, gardening and narrow boating.