James Leigh-Pemberton, 54, is managing director and chief executive of Credit Suisse UK, a role he took over in July 2008.

He is responsible for developing the bank’s client relationships in private banking, investment banking and asset management in the UK. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Europe Middle East and Africa operating committee.

Prior to assuming his current role, Leigh-Pemberton held senior positions within the Credit Suisse EMEA investment banking department, including serving as head of European investment banking, head of European equity capital markets and chairman of UK investment banking. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1994, following a 15-year career at SG Warburg Securities.

In the past year Credit Suisse has advised on RBC’s acquisition of BlueBay, Axa’s sale of its UK unit to Resolution, Santander’s acquisition of 318 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches, Telefonica’s acquisition of Brasilcel and the Heineken’s acquisition of Femsa.

Alongside Leigh-Pemberton, Wood Group was advised by Tristran Lovegrove, director, UK investment banking.