E39: Bevis Watts

Banking on Positive Change

28th April 2024 | 42 minutes

Dr Bevis Watts, the Chief Executive Officer of Triodos Bank UK, brings to the table a remarkable journey marked by passion, purpose, and a relentless commitment to sustainability. His story is a tapestry woven from childhood dreams, educational pursuits, and impactful roles in the recycling sector, wildlife conservation, and ethical finance.

Bevis’s experience in recycling honed his commercial acumen and ignited his passion for effecting positive change through sustainable practices. This passion led Bevis to be Head of Business Banking for Triodos Bank UK, focusing on commercial lending. Transitioning to CEO of Avon Wildlife Trust, Bevis drove impactful conservation initiatives wielding his formidable combination of commercial expertise, financial knowledge and environmental commitment.

Following his tenure at Avon Wildlife Trust, Bevis remained steadfast in his mission to catalyse positive change within the financial sector. Re-joining Triodos Bank UK as CEO, he embarked on a journey to redefine the role of finance in society, demonstrating its potential to be a force for good. His vision extends beyond financial transactions; it encompasses a holistic approach to societal well-being, advocating for a shift in mindset towards doing good and fostering a culture of shared responsibility.

Through his leadership, Bevis Watts endeavours to demonstrate that finance can be a force for positive change, inspiring others to embrace a more sustainable way of living and doing business.


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