Patrick Crawford CB

PIDG team member Patrick Crawford

Patrick is a Director of PIDG Ltd, a member of its Risk and Credit Committees, and the Chair of the Board of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF). He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of FBN Bank (UK) Limited, the regulated UK banking subsidiary of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited; the Chair of the Caxton Trust, a UK educational charity operating under the name of Catch Up; and a Trustee and the Honorary Treasurer of the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution.

Patrick held various positions over twenty-six years with Morgan Grenfell and with Deutsche Bank including as Global Head of Project and Export Finance. At Standard Bank he led the fund management team for EAIF for the two years of its existence from 2002. He was Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for UK Export Finance, the government department that acts as the UK’s official export credit agency, between 2004 and 2012. He then became Chief Executive of Charity Bank, the regulated UK social purpose bank specialising in lending to the charity and voluntary sectors, until 2018.