John Flint joined HSBC as an International Officer in October 1989. He spent the first 14 years of his career with HSBC in Asia helping to establish and expand the HSBC Global Markets business in the region before moving back to London in 2004. He has represented the Group in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bahrain, the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2006, Mr Flint was appointed Group Treasurer and assumed global responsibility for balance sheet management. In 2008 he added the roles of Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Global Markets, Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2010 Mr Flint was appointed Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management. In January 2012 he became Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive of HSBC and Group Head of Strategy and Planning. He was appointed a Group Managing Director in January 2013 and Chief Executive of Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM). Mr Flint was born in 1968 in Yorkshire. He was educated at Dhahran Academy and Giggleswick School. He holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Portsmouth Polytechnic. He is married with two children.