Douglas Blakey has edited Retail Banker International for over 10 years. For the past 8 years, he has been Group Editor, Banking at Verdict, and chief of judges for the annual Retail Banker International Global Awards. Douglas practiced as a solicitor in Scotland before moving into business information and analysis. He maintains an editorial advisory board of leading bank executives and is a regular guest banking analyst with BBC, New Statesman, and other leading media.