It’s not Stu Gulliver, but it’s close.
He's looked at the other candidates and decided that he is uniquely qualified to "fix" the mess that HSBC is in that took place while he was a senior executive at the bank.
The CEO-- whose bank is in a lot of trouble for tax evasion-- is sick of always having to be so perfect, when other industries are allowed to do exactly as they please with zero accountability. And you want to know another thing? He's not going to promise the tax evasion stuff won't happen again.
Not about his secret Swiss bank account, for one.