Colin Bell was appointed Chief Executive Officer HSBC Bank plc and HSBC Europe in February 2021. Prior to this Colin was Group Chief Compliance Officer. Colin joined HSBC in July 2016 from UBS, where he was the Global Head of Compliance and Operational Risk Control. Born in Fife, Scotland, Colin joined the British Army in 1990 after graduating from Durham University. He served for 16 years in a variety of command and staff appointments and completed the Joint Services Command and Staff College in 2001. He joined UBS Investment Bank in 2007, working in the Risk function prior to moving into Compliance and integrating the Compliance and Operational Risk functions.