Christopher Broyden
Managing Director
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30+ years of managing transformational change programmes
BA and MA from Oxford University
Fluent in English, French and German
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Managing complex change cannot be left to amateurs - get it wrong, and the impacts on cost, risk and reputation can be disastrous.
Chris Broyden is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in London in the firm's Financial Industry Advisory Services practice. He leads our European Performance Improvement Practice. Mr. Broyden brings over 30 years of experience serving in advisory and senior global investment banking roles leading complex transformation programmes.

Mr. Broyden has assisted a European D-SIB to evaluate its global operating model for identifying gaps which might impact the bank's operational continuity in a resolution scenario, as well as propose alternative models for consideration by the Board.

Mr. Broyden worked with the Board of a UK online brokerage to manage and coordinate a program of change initiatives relating to regulatory remediation, technology, process improvement, as well as  organizational and cultural change. Mr. Broyden successfully managed all aspects of the sale of the business including vendor identification, reverse due diligence and selection and the pre-requisite carve-out and migration preparation activities.

He led the engagement at a G-SIB to develop options for a revised operating model in order to respond to regulatory pressure. The engagement focused on the alternatives for establishing a bankruptcy-remote, shared services entity, with a focus on the bank's technology infrastructure, operational and people-related components.

Mr. Broyden has also worked for the FROB in Madrid, assisting the Spanish government to design and implement the 'Sareb', the asset management company set up in December 2012 to manage Spain's non-performing real estate assets.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Broyden was the Global COO for IT for Société Générale Corporate and Investment Bank, where he ran the IT components of their three-year transformation program, and was responsible for the finances and resource management for the division. During this time, he tripled the number of roles based in India and established a preferred supplier list of three strategic technology suppliers.

Mr. Broyden spent four years at Barclays Capital where he served as Head of Barclays Group Technology Sourcing, Head of Market Data Management and Head of Business Continuity. He played a leading role in the Lehman integration, managing all non-front office work streams. Through 2009, he managed the divesture of BGI,, the Barclays fund management business, to Blackrock, leading all aspects of the divesture.

Mr. Broyden started his career as a management consultant with Andersen Consulting in London, and became an equity partner in 2000. During his 20 years there, he specialized in managing large scale transformational change programmes, such as the redevelopment of the London Stock Exchange's core trading and information systems, and the development of a revised operating model for ANB Amro's UK support functions.

Mr. Broyden earned a bachelor of arts degree and an MA in modern languages from Oxford University. He is a British national and is fluent in English, French and German.​