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

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Group Audit Committee

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Group Risk Committee

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Board Capital and Funding Committee

David Weymouth

David Weymouth

Chairman
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David Weymouth

Chairman

Committee membership:

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

Appointment:

David was appointed to the Board in September 2017 and held the position of Chairman until October 2019. He was re-appointed as Chairman on 4 February 2020.

Experience & qualifications:

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. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc. His experience as an executive includes a wide range of senior roles in operations, technology, risk and leadership. David is also Chairman of Mizuho International Plc and his other current Non-Executive directorships include Fidelity International Holdings (UK) Limited and The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society.

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

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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.

Experience & qualifications:

Andy was previously CEO of Saffron Building Society, where he had been from 2004. Prior to that he held senior positions at NatWest, John Charcol and Bradford & Bingley. Andy currently holds a number of posts with industry institutions, including membership of the UK Finance Executive Committee. He is also a Director of the Building Societies Trust and has served as a Non-Executive Director for Northamptonshire NHS and Kreditech. Andy was a member of the Building Societies Association’s Council; and of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Small Business Practitioners Panel until October 2019.

Key skills:

Andy has over 30 years’ experience in financial services.

Andy sits on the following committees:

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Board Capital and Funding Committee

April Talintyre

April Talintyre

Chief Financial Officer
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April Talintyre

Chief Financial Officer

Committee membership:

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

Appointment:

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

Experience & qualifications:

April was previously an Executive Director in the Rothesay Life pensions insurance business of Goldman Sachs 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 in a general audit department.

Key skills:

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

April sits on the following committees:

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Group Models and Ratings Committee

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

Noël Harwerth

Noël Harwerth

Senior Independent Director
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Noël Harwerth

Senior Independent Director

Committee membership:

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

Appointment:

Noël was appointed to the 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 and Sirius Minerals plc. She is a former Non-Executive Director of 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. Noël’s prior non-executive roles also include GE Capital Bank Limited, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Avocet Mining, Alent plc, Corus, Logica, 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

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Group Risk Committee

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Group Nomination and Governance Committee

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Group Remuneration Committee

Graham Allatt

Graham Allatt

Non-Executive Director
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Graham Allatt

Non-Executive Director

Committee membership:

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

Appointment:

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

Experience & qualifications:

Graham was previously Acting Group Credit Director at Lloyds TSB and Chief Credit Officer at Abbey National. Prior to this he spent 18 years in the NatWest Group culminating in the role of Managing Director, Credit Risk at NatWest Markets. 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

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Group Risk Committee

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Group Models and Ratings Committee

C

Board Capital and Funding Committee

Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara

Non-Executive Director
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Mary McNamara

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

Experience & qualifications:

Mary is a Non-Executive Director of Motorpoint plc and, until December 2019, of Dignity plc. She was previously CEO of the Commercial Division and Board Director of the Banking Division at Close Brothers Group PLC. Prior to that, Mary was Chief Operating Officer of Skandia, the European arm of Old Mutual Group. Mary 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:

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Group Remuneration Committee

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Group Nomination and Governance Committee

Rajan Kapoor

Rajan Kapoor

Non-Executive Director
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Rajan Kapoor

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 Board and the position of Chair of the Group Audit Committee in October 2019. 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 and held a number of senior finance positions in a 28-year career with RBS. Rajan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Key skills:

Rajan has wide-ranging experience of all aspects of banking including external reporting, financial planning and analysis, asset and liability management, taxation and stress testing. He also 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 sits on the following committees:

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Group Risk Committee

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Group Remuneration Committee

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Group Audit Committee

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Group Models and Ratings Committee

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Board Capital and Funding Committee

Sarah Hedger

Sarah Hedger

Non-Executive Director
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Sarah Hedger

Non-Executive Director

Committee membership:

Member of the Group Audit, Group Remuneration Committees.

Appointment:

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

Experience & qualifications:

Sarah held leadership positions at General Electric for 12 years in its Corporate, Aviation and Capital business development teams, leaving General Electric as Leader of Business Development and M&A for its global GE Capital division. Prior to General Electric, she worked at Lazard & Co., Limited for 11 years, leaving as Director, Corporate Finance and spent five years as an auditor at PwC. Sarah is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Balta Group NV, a Belgian company listed on Euronext.

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

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Group Remuneration 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.