Benny Higgins

Benny Higgins: One of Scotland’s most successful businessmen, head of The Scottish National Investment Bank, chairman of estates, property and energy group Buccleuch, chair of the National Galleries of Scotland and previous chief executive of Tesco Bank.

It has just been unveiled that Benny Higgins is taking over from The Duke of Buccleuch as the new executive chairman of estates, property and energy group Buccleuch.

He has also recently been appointed as Strategic Advisor to Nicola Sturgeon to build an investment bank for Scotland and is Chairman of Sistema Scotland which helps children in deprived areas through music.

Previously, Benny was CEO of Tesco Bank and under his leadership, it grew to become one of the most established 'new' banks in the UK, serving more than 6 million customers and employing 4,000 people in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.