António joined the board of Lloyds Banking Group in January 2011 as an Executive Director and became Group Chief Executive on 1 March 2011.

Previously he was the Chief Executive of Santander UK plc and Executive Vice President of Grupo Santander. He was also Chairman of Santander Totta until 2011, where he was CEO between 2000‐2006, and prior to that was CEO of Banco Santander Brazil.
António started his career at Citibank Portugal where he was Head of Capital Markets. At
the same time, he was an assistant professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He then worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and London. In 1993, he joined Grupo Santander as Chief Executive of Banco Santander de Negócios Portugal.

A graduate of management and business administration at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, António has a MBA from INSEAD where he was awarded the Henry Ford II prize – and an AMP from Harvard Business School. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Bath, and the University of Warwick. In 2014 the Government of Portugal awarded him with the Order of Merit Grã‐Cruz, which is the highest Order of Civil Merit.

Previously a non executive Director to the Court of the Bank of England, António is currently a non‐executive Director of Exor N.V., (an investment company controlled by Italy’s Agnelli family), Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos B.V. (controlling shareholder of Jerónimo Martins, Portugal and Poland’s largest food distribution company) and Fundação Champalimaud (private bio medical research foundation) in Portugal. He serves on the CBI President’s Committee and became Chairman of the Wallace Collection in 2015, a Prime Ministerial appointment. The Wallace Collection is one of Europe’s foremost art collections and the greatest private bequest to the nation in Great Britain.

António is married with three children and is a keen tennis player and scuba diver.