Board of Directors

Select a member of the Board of Directors below to find out more about them. Please see our Board Committees page to find out more about the committees each of our Directors sits on.

The Board Integration Committee was disbanded with effect from 15 June 2021.

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Group Nomination and Governance Committee

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Group Models and Ratings Committee

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Group Remuneration Committee

A

Group Audit Committee

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Group Risk Committee

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

David Weymouth

David Weymouth

Chairman
N R C

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David Weymouth

Chairman

Committee membership:

Chair of the Board Capital and Funding and Group Nomination and Governance Committees; a member of the Group Remuneration Committee.

Appointment:

David was appointed to the OSB Board in September 2017 and held the position of Chairman until October 2019. He was reappointed as Chairman in February 2020.

Experience & qualifications:

David is also Chairman of Mizuho International Plc and his other current non-executive directorships include Fidelity International Holdings (UK) Limited, The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society. He also served as a non-executive director on the board of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc. David was previously Chief Information Officer at Barclays Bank plc and Chief Risk Officer at RSA Insurance Group plc. He sat on the Executive Committee of both companies. His experience as an executive includes a wide range of senior roles in operations, technology, risk and leadership.

Key skills:

David has over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has a degree in Modern Languages from University College London and an MBA from the University of Exeter.

David sits on the following committees:

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Group Nomination and Governance Committee

R

Group Remuneration Committee

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

Noël Harwerth

Noël Harwerth

Senior Independent Director
A R N R

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Noël Harwerth

Senior Independent Director

Committee membership:

Member of the Group Audit, Group Nomination and Governance, Group Remuneration and Group Risk Committees.

Appointment:

Noël was appointed to the OSB Board and the position of Senior Independent Director in October 2019.

Experience & qualifications:

Noël was appointed to the Board of CCFS in June 2017 and was its Senior Independent Director from August 2017. Noël is a non-executive director of Scotiabank Europe plc. She is also a member of the UK Export Finance Board. She is a former non-executive director of Sirius Minerals plc, Standard Life Aberdeen plc and RSA Insurance Group plc, prior to which she held a variety of senior roles with Citicorp for 15 years, latterly serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank International plc. Noël has held non-executive roles with GE Capital Bank Limited, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited, Avocet Mining plc, Alent plc, Corus Group plc, Logica plc, The London Metal Exchange and Standard Life Assurance Limited.

Key skills:

Noël has extensive experience in both the public sector with government bodies and the private sector with global banking companies, which brings valuable insight to the boardroom debate.

Noël sits on the following committees:

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Group Audit Committee

R

Group Risk Committee

N

Group Nomination and Governance Committee

R

Group Remuneration Committee

Andy Golding

Andy Golding

Chief Executive Officer
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Andy Golding

Chief Executive Officer

Committee membership:

Member of the Board Capital and Funding Committee.

Appointment:

Andy was appointed to the Board in December 2011. Andy was appointed

Experience & qualifications:

Prior to joining OSB, Andy was CEO of Saffron Building Society, where he had been from 2004. Prior to that, he held senior positions at National Westminster Bank plc, John Charcol Limited and Bradford & Bingley plc. Andy served as a non-executive director for Kreditech Holding SSL GmbH and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Andy is a director of the Building Societies Trust Limited. He served as a member of the Building Societies Association’s Council and the Financial Conduct Authority’s Smaller Business Practitioner Panel.

Key skills:

Andy has over 30 years’ experience in financial services.

Andy sits on the following committees:

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

April Talintyre

April Talintyre

Chief Financial Officer
M C

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April Talintyre

Chief Financial Officer

Committee membership:

Member of the Board Capital and Funding and Group Models and Ratings Committees.

Appointment:

April joined OSB in May 2012 and was appointed to the OSB Board in June 2012.

Experience & qualifications:

April was previously an Executive Director in the Rothesay Life pensions insurance business of Goldman Sachs Group and worked for Goldman Sachs International for over 16 years, including as an Executive Director in the Controllers Division in London and New York. April began her career at KPMG LLP in a general audit department.

Key skills:

April has broad financial services experience and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1992.

April sits on the following committees:

M

Group Models and Ratings Committee

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

Graham Allatt

Graham Allatt

Independent Non-Executive Director
M A C R

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Graham Allatt

Independent Non-Executive Director

Committee membership:

Chair of the Group Risk and Group Models and Ratings Committees; a member of the Group Audit and the Board Capital and Funding Committees.

Appointment:

Graham was appointed to the OSB Board in May 2014. Graham was appointed to the Board in May 2014. Graham was appointed to the Board

Experience & qualifications:

Graham was previously Acting Group Credit Director at Lloyds TSB plc and Chief Credit Officer at Abbey National plc. Prior to this, he spent 18 years at National Westminster Bank plc culminating in the role of Managing Director, Credit Risk at NatWest Markets plc. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; Graham was involved with housing associations for nearly 30 years as Treasurer and Board member in the North of England and in London.

Key skills:

Graham has significant banking, credit risk and financial services experience.

Graham sits on the following committees:

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Group Audit Committee

R

Group Risk Committee

M

Group Models and Ratings Committee

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

Rajan Kapoor

Rajan Kapoor

Independent Non-Executive Director
R A R M C

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Rajan Kapoor

Independent Non-Executive Director

Committee membership:

Chair of the Group Audit Committee and member of the Board Capital and Funding, Group Remuneration, Group Risk and Group Models and Ratings Committees.

Appointment:

Rajan was appointed to the OSB Board in October 2019. Rajan was appointed to the Board and the position. Rajan was appointed to the Board and the position

Experience & qualifications:

Rajan was appointed to the Board of CCFS in September 2016. He was Financial Controller of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group plc and held a number of senior finance positions during a 28-year career with RBS.

Key skills:

Rajan has extensive experience of financial and regulatory reporting in the UK and US with a strong background in internal financial controls, governance and compliance. Rajan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Rajan sits on the following committees:

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Group Risk Committee

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Group Remuneration Committee

A

Group Audit Committee

M

Group Models and Ratings Committee

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

Sarah Hedger

Sarah Hedger

Independent Non-Executive Director
A R

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Sarah Hedger

Independent Non-Executive Director

Committee membership:

Member of the Group Audit and Group Remuneration Committees. ESG Champion

Appointment:

Sarah was appointed to the OSB Board in February 2019. Sarah was appointed

Experience & qualifications:

Sarah previously held leadership positions at General Electric Company for 12 years in its Corporate, Aviation and Capital business development teams, leaving General Electric Company as Leader of Business Development and M&A for its global GE Capital division. Prior to General Electric Company, Sarah worked at Lazard & Co. Limited for 11 years, leaving as Director, Corporate Finance and also spent five years as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). She served as an Independent non-executive director of Balta Group NV, a Belgian company listed on Euronext, until 31 December 2021.

Key skills:

Sarah has significant capital management and mergers and acquisitions experience in financial services. She is a qualified chartered accountant.

Sarah sits on the following committees:

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Group Audit Committee

R

Group Remuneration Committee

Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara

Independent Non-Executive Director
N R

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Mary McNamara

Independent Non-Executive Director

Committee membership:

Chair of the Group Remuneration Committee and member of the Group Nomination and Governance Committee.

Appointment:

Mary was appointed to the OSB Board in May 2014. Mary was appointed to the Board in May 2014. Mary was appointed

Experience & qualifications:

Mary is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Senior Independent Director at Motorpoint Group plc. She served as a non-executive director of Dignity plc and Chair of its Remuneration Committee. She was the CEO of the Commercial Division and a Director of the Banking Division at Close Brothers Group PLC. Prior to that, Mary was interim Chief Operating Officer of Skandia, the European arm of Old Mutual Group, and prior to that, spent 17 years at GE Capital, running a number of businesses including GE Fleet Services Europe and GE Equipment Finance.

Key skills:

Mary has broad senior management experience in the banking and finance sectors.

Mary sits on the following committees:

R

Group Remuneration Committee

N

Group Nomination and Governance Committee

Simon Walker

Simon Walker

Independent Non-Executive Director
A R M C

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Simon Walker

Independent Non-Executive Director

Committee membership:

Member of the Board Capital and Funding, Group Audit, Group Risk and Group Models and Ratings Committees.

Appointment:

Simon was appointed to the Board on 4 January 2022. Simon was appointed to the Board on 4 January 2022.

Experience & qualifications:

Simon has significant experience in financial services. He joined KPMG in 1980 and was made a partner of the firm in 1992, going on to lead the firm’s National Building Societies and Mortgage Practice and subsequently became banking partner in Financial Risk Management. Simon graduated in Law from University College London and is a qualified chartered accountant. Simon is a non-executive director of Leeds Theatre Trust Limited.

Key skills:

Simon has significant experience in mortgages, SME lending, risk management and regulation within the banking sector.

Simon sits on the following committees:

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

A

Group Audit Committee

R

Group Risk Committee

M

Group Models and Ratings Committee

All of the Non-Executive Directors are Independent.

Find out more about our Board of Directors and how they help to shape the future of the Group in our Corporate Governance section.