GIB appoints chief risk officer

Peter Knott, GIB chief risk officer
The UK Green Investment Bank has announced the appointment of Peter Knott as chief executive officer.

Knott qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1988 before joining Jardine Fleming where he worked in Hong Kong and London. He later moved to New York as the chief financial officer for JP Morgan Chase’s global investment banking coverage and mergers and acquisitions groups. More recently, he worked for Standard Chartered where he held several senior roles.

UK Green Investment Bank ceo, Shaun Kingsbury, said: “I am delighted to appoint someone with such a strong track record, to what will be a critical role for the bank. Peter brings with him a wealth of experience from across the globe and his expertise and skills will be crucial as we manage the growth of the bank over the coming months and years.”

Peter Knott added: “I am very excited by this opportunity to join the bank at this early stage in its development as a leading institution financing of the UK’s renewable energy sector.”