A member of the board since June 2016, I also chair the Audit Committee. I have spent more than 40 years in retail financial services in the UK, with executive experience across all sectors, from lending to wealth management and including IPO, merger and acquisition activity.
I gained an MBA from Warwick Business School as well as a degree in Physics from Nottingham University before building a successful career in both mortgages and direct channel delivery, with for instance my team launching Lloyds Internet Banking. I also worked as Chief Executive of both Standard Life Bank and Standard Life Healthcare and was founding director of Standard Life Wealth. I have an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh University and I am a Chartered Banker.
I have held non-executive roles in both the charitable and commercial sectors, and also chaired Warwick Business School. Alongside my role within Mattioli Woods I also sit on the Masthaven Bank Board and the Water Plus Limited Group board, a jointly owned subsidiary of United Utilities plc and Severn Trent plc.
I have a lifelong interest in sailing and cooking for friends when it is too rough to sail.