Bash this: The UK's highest-rated chief executive is a banker

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Let's hear it for Donaldson: the UK's highest-ranked chief executive works in the CIty (Source: Getty)

Is this the end of banker bashing? It turns out the UK's most beloved chief executive works in the finance sector - but his isn't one of the traditional lenders...

A new ranking by job review site Glassdoor, which is compiled by looking at how employees rate their own bosses, put Craig Donaldson, the chief executive of challenger Metro Bank, in the top spot, with a 99 per cent approval rating.

He was followed by Steve Ingham, the boss of recruiter PageGroup, and Colin Temple, the chief executive of retailer Schuh.

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Glassdoor, which allows employees to leave anonymous comments about their bosses, said workers had praised Metro Bank executives' open door policy.

"They get their hands dirty and care about colleagues just as much as they care about customers," said one.

But it wasn't the only lender on the list: bosses at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan were all among the top 25 - although none of the chief executives of the UK's Big Four banks made it into the rankings.

Meanwhile, PwC, Deloitte and EY all made it into the top 25 - although their rival, KPMG, was left off.

Name Company
1. Craig Donaldson Metro Bank
2. Steve Ingham PageGroup
3. Colin Temple Schuh
4. Josep Monteserrat Kantar Worldpanel
5. David Buttress Just Eat
6. Ajaz Ahmed AKQA
7. Simon Segars Arm Holdings
8. Dara Khosrowshahi Expedia
9. John Roberts AO
10. Rosaleen Blair Alexander Mann
11. James Gorman Morgan Stanley
12. Martin Bennett HomeServe UK
13. Andrew Livingston Screwfix
14. Peter Done Peninsula Business Services
15. Rob Papps Nando's UK
16. Paul Polman Unilever
17. Richard Solomons InterContinental Hotels Group
18. Chuck Robbins Cisco Systems
19. Lloyd Blankfein Goldman Sachs
20. Rowan Gormley Majestic Wine
21. Jamie Dimon JP Morgan
22. David Sproul Deloitte UK
23. Dennis Nally PwC
24. Satya Nadella Microsoft
25. Mark Weinberger EY