Clive was appointed as chairman on 12 January 2021.
He started his career as a banker at First National Bank of Boston in 1981 in Boston and London, and in 1984, he joined Booz Allen & Hamilton as an associate and became a partner in the financial consulting practice in 1990.
In 1994, Clive joined HSBC Investment Bank as Director and Head of Planning and Strategy in London with a remit to help with the integration of part of James Capel. He moved to New York in 1996 to be the deputy CEO of HSBC Inc and Head of Investment Banking in the US. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive of HSBC Group Private Banking and subsequently became Group General Manager in July 2001, and Group Managing Director in 2006 on the Executive Committee, of Group Insurance and Asset Management at HSBC Holdings Plc. In 2011, Clive was recruited as group CEO of the Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest life and pensions consolidator. During his time at Phoenix Group, a series of successful acquisitions were made, including AXA Wealth, Sun Life, Standard Life Assurance and the acquisition of ReAssurance from Swiss Re. Clive is currently a chairman of the Museum of London.