PAEs

 

 

What's covered?

If you need to ask, then this page isn't for you! It is intended for the former Personal Account Executives involved in the pilot scheme when NatWest first tried the idea. During the pilot, the PAEs had regular meetings with the Head Office team. A dinner was arranged at the end of the first stage of the pilot to which wives were also invited. This was repeated later and everyone got on so well that years later, we still meet up in a personal capacity. None of us now work for the bank and some of us don't work at all.

 

Click here for details of the reunions.

Who are we?

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Crimes

The Head Office Boys

Peter and Pam

Peter and Pam Roberts

Peter was the man charged with getting the pilot scheme off the ground. With a knowledge of High Net Worth customers arising from his own personal wealth (three UK properties, eat your heart out John Prescott!), Peter had an instinctive knowledge of what these customers wanted. A brilliant ideas man but best kept away from admin! They say people are like their dogs, Peter had a red setter! If you are short of cash, just add your bar tab to Peter's room number. You can set your watch by Peter, just remember that when we are on GMT, he is on US Eastern time!

Peter and Gill Grainge

When the decision was taken to expand the pilot, Peter joined the team as someone had to do the admin! Peter eventually got involved in working on a computer system for the PAEs which gave him the start for his second career. Now working as a technical author as you will see from other pages on this site. There's more about that here.

The PAEs

Stephen and Angela Blount

The baby of the group who will eventually be tasked with arranging the zimmer frames when we get together. Stephen later went on to greater things in the bank before becoming a consultant. This enabled him to charge the bank more than they were paying him before for doing the same thing!

Gareth and Val Davies

Gareth is the group's toastmaster. Covers up a need to consume vast quantities of alcohol by "standing" up every few minutes with a chorus of "I would like to take wine with...". This can be followed by anything!

Jeff and Sheila Davies

Mr Airmiles in his day! Now supports all the poor oil companies by never buying a car with an engine less than 4 litres.

David and Val Gilbert

David covered the Manchester patch and specialised in looking after the legal profession. This has been rumoured to have kept him out of trouble on more than one occasion.

Sadly the memory is going and David sometimes loses track of what day of week it is. He is lucky to have Val looking after him and there are signs of improvement as he made it to the 2003 Reunion without double booking his diary!

Bill and Jenny Mewis

Bill's patch was Piccadilly so his local deli was Fortnum and Mason. He has now retired and can be found in Tesco's on occasion. Oh how the mighty are fallen.

David Poole

David's patch was Knightsbridge. If you are tasked with looking after HNW customers, what better place to be. It's like being the Mercedes Benz dealer in Park Lane or Beaconsfield. You cannot fail!

Given a company car before the other PAEs got theirs caused a few moans. As the only car amongst the PAES, it inevitably became known as the Poole Car!

Being a very successful PAE led to David being made Area Manager in charge of a large team of Personal Account Managers as the role had been renamed, later to become Premium Banking Managers.

After some years in this role, David took over the largest team of Managers in the country at the City of London Office. His final stint was near where he started as Area Manager for Mayfair.

Just before retiring David won the top national award for Area Managers, presented in Madrid. After more than 40 years in the Bank, he felt he had done enough after all those years of hard slog.

David is also single and wealthy, see second picture! David denies he is wealthy as he is now down to just two Jags (shades of John Prescott again). The Range Rover had to go so get in quick girls!

Chris and Penny Reynolds

Chris and Penny split their time between the south coast, France and Ireland. Thank goodness for Ryanair.

Frank and Sue Wagstaff

Sue is an antiques dealer in Bath so enough said about Frank. Oh and do not let him order the wine. You'll enjoy whatever he orders but your finances may not share that enthusiasm.

Charlie and Jean Walsh

This is a late addition to the Rogues Gallery. Once upon a time when they went to parties Jean kept quiet about being an estate agent while Charlie was the respectable banker. How times change!

The Reunions

We meet up around October/November each year for a long weekend. Each reunion is organised in different places on a loose rota basis.

When I get stories and or pictures, I'll add links to the locations below.

When

Where

Organiser

Events Organised

1988

Dovedale

Stephen and Angela Blount

3

1989

Cambridge

Harry Jackson

1

1990

Banbury

Gareth and Val Davies

1

1991

Manchester

David and Val Gilbert

3

1992

Bournemouth

Jeff and Sheila Davies

2

1993

Blackpool

Charlie and Jean Walsh

2

1994

Canterbury

Bill and Jenny Mewis

2

1995

Guildford

Peter and Gill Grainge

3

1996

Bath

Frank and Sue Wagstaff

3

1997

Dovedale

Stephen and Angela Blount

3

1998

Warwick

Peter and Pam Roberts

2

1999

Paris

David Poole

2

2000

Edinburgh

David and Val Gilbert

3

2001

Dublin

Chris and Penny Reynolds

1

2002

York

David and Val Gilbert

3

2003

Rochester

Bill and Jenny Mewis

2

2004

Lille

Peter and Pam Roberts

2

2005

Stow on the Wold

Peter and Gill Grainge

3

2006

Liverpool

Charlie and Jean Walsh

2

2007

Winchester

Peter and Gill Grainge

3

2008

Portmeirion

Frank and Sue Wagstaff

3

2009

Newcastle and Durham

Stephen and Angela Blount

3

2010

London

David Poole

2

2011

London - Luncheon only

 

 

2012

Chester

Jeff and Sheila Davies

2

2013

Bristol

Frank and Sue Wagstaff

3

2014

Birmingham

Peter and Pam Roberts

3

2015

Jersey

Frank and Sue Wagstaff

4

2016

No reunion

 

 

2017

Lincoln

David and Val Gilbert

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