Margaret Allison Gibson
Head of Supplier Commercial Management at Metro Bank (UK)
I was born in Dundee. My father was a telecommunications engineer and my mother, a shorthand typist.
Both of my parents were smart and, when in her teens, my mother had won a scholarship to attend college. This was in the 1940’s and , with eight other siblings, my mother had to leave college before completing her qualification as her parents relied on her to contribute to the household income. She did this without question and went on to be successful in many different roles and businesses. My mother taught me to be resilient and to challenge myself every day to be the very best and kindest version of myself. She encouraged me to go to university where I studied Business going on to study for an MBA. On completion of my studies, I went on to be a Buyer of electrical components (an ominous start to my commercial journey) and have progressed my Procurement and Contracting career over thirty years across a range of sectors from Engineering to Pharmaceuticals to Financial Services.