Board of Directors

Find out more about each of the members of our Board of Directors, including the committees on which they sit.

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.

Committees:

  • N Group Nomination and Governance Committee
  • R Group Remuneration Committee
  • I Board Integration Committee
  • R Group Risk Committee
  • A Group Audit Committee
Sir Malcolm Williamson Non-Executive Chairman
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Sir Malcolm Williamson

Non-Executive Chairman

Appointment: Sir Malcolm was appointed to the Board in October 2019.

Committee membership: Chair of Group Nomination and Governance Committee; member of Board Integration Committee and Group Remuneration Committee.

Key skills: Sir Malcolm has gained significant leadership experience on the boards of a number of publicly listed companies.

Key skills: Sir Malcolm has gained significant leadership experience on the boards of a number of publicly listed companies, having served in a variety of roles, latterly as the Senior Independent Director at Aviva plc and as Chairman of Friends Life Group plc. These roles together with his executive experience as the former Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank and former President and CEO of Visa International ensure he is well placed to lead the Board effectively. Sir Malcolm’s previous roles include Chairman of Signet Jewellers, Clydesdale Bank plc, CDC, a government business and the National Australia Group Europe (2012-2014) and a Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank until 2012. He has been a Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan Cazenove Holdings, G4S and the National Grid Group and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Business Leaders Forum.

Sir Malcolm sits on the following committees:

  • NGroup Nomination and Governance Committee
  • RGroup Remuneration Committee
  • IBoard Integration Committee
David Weymouth Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
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David Weymouth

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Appointment: David was appointed to the Board in September 2017.

Committee membership: Chair of the Board Integration Committee and member of the Nomination and Governance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

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.

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.

David sits on the following committees:

  • NGroup Nomination and Governance Committee
  • RGroup Remuneration Committee
  • IBoard Integration Committee
Andy Golding Chief Executive Officer
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Andy Golding

Chief Executive Officer

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

Committee membership: Member of the Board Integration Committee.

Key skills: Andy has over 30 years’ experience in financial services.

Experience & qualifications: Andy was previously CEO of Saffron Building Society, where he had been since 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, the Building Societies Association’s Council and the Financial Conduct Authority’s Small Business Practitioners Panel. He is also a Director of the Building Societies Trust and has served as a Non-Executive Director for Northamptonshire NHS and Kreditech.

  • IBoard Integration Committee
April Talintyre Chief Financial Officer

April Talintyre

Chief Financial Officer

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

Committee membership: None

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.

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.

Noël Harwerth Senior Independent Director
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Noël Harwerth

Senior Independent Director

Appointment: Noël was appointed to the Board in October 2019.

Committee membership: Member of Group Nomination and Governance Committee, Group Remuneration Committee and Group Risk Committee.  

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.

Experience & qualifications: Noël 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. She is a non-executive director of Scotiabank Europe plc. Noël’s prior non-executive roles 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.

Noël sits on the following committees:

  • RGroup Risk Committee
  • NGroup Nomination and Governance Committee
  • RGroup Remuneration Committee
Eric Anstee Independent Non-Executive Director
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Eric Anstee

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment: Eric was appointed to the Board in December 2015.

Committee membership: Member of Group Audit Committee and Group Risk Committee.

Key skills: Eric has extensive corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions experience over a broad range of business sectors.

He is a member of the Takeover Panel Appeals Board and Visiting Professor, London Metropolitan University Business School.

Experience & qualifications: Eric was Chairman of CPP Group plc from 2014 to 2015. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of the City of London Group plc, the first Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Group Finance Director of Old Mutual plc. Eric was also Group Finance Director at The Energy Group plc and advisor to Lord Hanson on the demerger of Hanson plc. Prior to this Eric spent 17 years at Ernst & Young. Eric is also a Non-Executive Director of Insight Asset Management Limited.

Eric sits on the following committees:

  • AGroup Audit Committee
  • RGroup Risk Committee
Graham Allatt Independent Non-Executive Director
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Graham Allatt

Independent Non-Executive Director

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

Committee membership: Chair of the Group Risk Committee and member of the Group Audit Committee.

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

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.

Graham sits on the following committees:

  • AGroup Audit Committee
  • RGroup Risk Committee
Ian Ward Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Ward

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment: Ian was appointed to the Board in October 2019.

Committee membership: None

Key skills: Ian has over 40 years of experience in financial services.

Experience & qualifications: Ian has 16 years as Chief Executive Officer of Leeds Building Society. He was formerly a Director of Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of its property forum and the Senior Independent Director of Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust. Ian has considerable experience in non-executive roles and his understanding of the regulated financial services market brings valuable regulatory insight to the Board.

Margaret Hassall Independent Non-Executive Director
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Margaret Hassall

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment: Margaret was appointed to the Board in July 2016.

Committee membership: Member of Board Integration Committee.

Key skills: Margaret brings a broad range of experience developed across various industry sectors including manufacturing, utilities and financial services.

Experience & qualifications: Margaret spent seven years working for Deloitte and Touche as a consultant and led the financial services consulting business for Charteris Plc. More latterly, Margaret has been engaged as Chief Operations Officer or Chief Information Officer for divisions within some of the world’s largest banks, namely Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays and RBS. Margaret is a Non-Executive Director for Ascension Trust (Scotland) and, since July 2018, of Nucleus Financial Group plc.

  • IBoard Integration Committee
Mary McNamara Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mary McNamara

Independent Non-Executive Director

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

Committee membership: Chair of Group Remuneration Committee.

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

Experience & qualifications: Mary is a Non-Executive Director of Dignity plc and Motorpoint 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.

Mary sits on the following committees:

  • RGroup Remuneration Committee
Rajan Kapoor Independent Non-Executive Director
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Rajan Kapoor

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment: Rajan was appointed to the Board in October 2019.

Committee membership: Chair of Audit Committee and member of Board Integration Committee, Group Remuneration Committee and Group Risk Committee.

Key skills: Rajan has held of number of positions in his 28-year career at RBS.

Experience & qualifications: Rajan was Financial Controller of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and held a number of senior finance positions in a 28-year career with RBS. He 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 is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Rajan sits on the following committees:

  • RGroup Risk Committee
  • RGroup Remuneration Committee
  • AGroup Audit Committee
  • IBoard Integration Committee
Rod Duke Independent Non-Executive Director
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Rod Duke

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment: Rod was appointed to the Board in July 2012.

Committee membership: Member of the Group Nomination and Governance Committee, Group Remuneration Committee and Board Integration Committee.

Key skills: Rod has extensive experience in operations, investments, risk management and corporate finance across retail and commercial banking.

Experience & qualifications: Rod was previously Group General Manager, HSBC with responsibility for UK distribution – branches, call centres and internet banking – for both personal and commercial customers. Rod was with HSBC for 33 years. Previous directorships include VISA (UK), HFC Bank plc and HSBC Life. He also served on the Board of Alliance & Leicester plc until its takeover by Santander. Rod is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services.

Rod sits on the following committees:

  • NGroup Nomination and Governance Committee
  • RGroup Remuneration Committee
  • IBoard Integration Committee
Sarah Hedger Independent Non-Executive Director
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Sarah Hedger

Independent Non-Executive Director

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

Committee membership: Member of the Group Audit Committee and Board Integration Committee.

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

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. Sarah also spent five years as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sarah is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Balta Group NV, a Belgian company listed on Euronext.

Sarah sits on the following committees:

  • AGroup Audit Committee
  • IBoard Integration Committee
Tim Brooke Independent Non-Executive Director
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Tim Brooke

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment: Tim was appointed to the Board in October 2019.

Committee membership: Member of Group Audit Committee and Group Risk Committee.

Key skills: Tim has strong risk management and commercial experience gained within the financial services sector through executive roles in the financial services industry.

Experience & qualifications: Tim has strong risk management and commercial experience gained within the financial services sector through executive roles with JPMorgan Chase & Co., Yorkshire Building Society and latterly as a former partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Tim is the former Chairman of Capita Employee Benefits Limited and Non-Executive Director of Marsden Building Society. Tim holds non-executive roles with a number of other financial and non-financial institutions operating in the UK and abroad.

Tim sits on the following committees:

  • RGroup Risk Committee
  • AGroup Audit 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 OneSavings Bank in our Corporate Governance section.

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