Our Board

  • Ian Cowie

    Ian Cowie

    Interim CEO

    Ian joined Shawbrook in April 2017, initially leading the Business Finance division until taking the role of interim CEO in July 2018. Ian brings with him a wealth of SME banking experience, after leading the largest business banking franchise in the UK via a number of senior roles at RBS. These include; CEO Business and Commercial Banking, Chairman of SME Banking at NatWest and Director of Lombard Asset finance and RBS Invoice Finance.

  • John Callender

    John Callender

    Chairman

    Appointed to the Board in March 2018

    Role & Committees
    Chairman and Non-Executive Director
    Chairman of the Nomination Committee
    Member of the Remuneration Committee

    Skills & Experience
    John brings extensive financial services experience to the Board, gained through both his executive and non-executive careers.

    Other External Directorships
    John currently serves as Chairman of ANZ Bank (Europe) Limited and is Senior Independent Director of FCE Bank.

    Former Appointments
    John has served as Non-Executive Director of Aldermore Group plc and Mobility Operations Group plc.

  • Dylan Minto

    Dylan Minto

    Chief Financial Officer and Director

    Appointed to the Board in February 2017

    Role & Committees
    Chief Financial Officer

    Skills & Experience
    Dylan spent eight months as Interim CFO at Shawbrook. He previously spent 11 years with KPMG (amongst other things, providing advice on the original Northern Rock restructure in 2009 and RBS’s participation in the Asset Protection Scheme) and joined Shawbrook in 2013. He has extensive experience in the UK banking and finance sector. He is FCA qualified and holds a dual BA Honours degree in German and Business Studies from Sheffield University.

    Other External Directorships
    None

    Former Appointments
    None

  • Robin Ashton

    Robin Ashton

    Independent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

    Appointed to the Board in March 2015
    (Appointed to the Board of Shawbrook Bank Limited in December 2011)

    Role & Committees
    Senior Independent Director
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Nomination Committee
    Member of the Risk Committee
    Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

    Skills & Experience
    Robin has extensive experience of retail financial services both in the UK and internationally. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Law from Durham University.

    Other External Directorships
    Robin has been a Non-Executive Director of Leeds Building Society since April 2011 and Chairman since March 2013.

    Former Appointments
    Robin spent 24 years at Provident Financial plc, joining the Board in 1993 initially as Finance Director, then Deputy Chief Executive in 1999 and Chief Executive in 2001, leaving in early 2007. He was Non-Executive Chairman of the original holding group for what is now the Group’s secured lending business, and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Albemarle & Bond Holdings plc and Non-Standard Finance plc.

  • Roger Lovering

    Roger Lovering

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board in March 2015
    (Appointed to the Board of Shawbrook Bank Limited in January 2013)

    Role & Committees
    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Risk Committee

    Skills & Experience
    Roger has over 25 years of experience in the consumer finance industry, focussing on lending to individuals. He has extensive knowledge of secured and unsecured lending, both fixed and revolving term via credit cards. Roger is a member of ICAEW and has a degree in Accountancy and Financial Analysis from Warwick University.

    Other External Directorships
    Roger is a Non-Executive Director of Caswell Consultancy Limited, Logical Glue Limited and Amigo Loans Limited. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Oodle Finance Ltd.

    Former Appointments
    Roger was Chief Executive Officer at Santander Cards UK Limited, Head of European cards at HSBC and Chief Operating Officer and Director at HFC Bank Limited.

  • Lindsey McMurray

    Lindsey McMurray

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board in April 2010
    (Appointed to the Board of Shawbrook Bank Limited in January 2011)

    Role & Committees
    Non-Executive Director

    Skills & Experience
    Lindsey has over 20 years of experience as a private equity investor with a particular focus on the financial services sector. She holds a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance from Strathclyde University.

    Other External Directorships
    Lindsey is managing partner of private equity fund manager Pollen Street Capital, an affiliate of the SOF General Partner (Guernsey) LP. She is also currently an Executive Director of Pollen Street Capital Limited and a Director of Freedom Acquisitions Limited, Honeycomb Holdings Limited, Honeycomb Finance plc and Capitalflow Holdings Limited.

    Former Appointments
    Prior to her time at Pollen Street Capital, Lindsey was head of RBS Equity Finance where she led the management of the RBS Special Opportunities Funds, a £1.1 billion private equity fund. Prior to this she was at Cabot Square Capital, Ltd for six years where she was a partner.

  • Cedric Dubourdieu

    Cedric Dubourdieu

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board in September 2017

    Role & Committees
    Non-Executive Director

    Skills & Experience
    Cedric has close to 20 years of private equity experience, having led a number of investments in a variety of sectors across Europe. He holds a degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.

    Other External Directorships
    Cedric is Managing Partner of private equity firm BC Partners and sits on BC Partners’ investment committee. Cedric currently serves on the Boards of MCS, Nille and Allflex.

    Former Appointments
    Cedric spent four years in the investment banking division and in the real estate funds division (MSREF) at Morgan Stanley in London and Paris.

  • Paul Lawrence

    Paul Lawrence

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board in August 2015

    Role & Committees
    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Chairman of the Risk Committee
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Nomination Committee
    Member of the Remuneration Committee

    Skills & Experience
    Paul was formerly Global Head of Group Internal Audit for HSBC.

    Other External Directorships
    None

    Former Appointments
    During a 31 year career with HSBC, Paul was CEO of HSBC Bank, North America, Head of Global Banking & Markets USA, CEO of HSBC Singapore, and CEO of HSBC Philippines.

  • Sally-Ann Hibberd

    Sally-Ann Hibberd

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board in November 2015

    Role & Committees
    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Member of the Remuneration Committee
    Member of the Risk Committee

    Skills & Experience
    Sally-Ann has a broad financial services background having worked in Life Assurance, Asset Management, Retail Banking, Bancassurance and General Insurance. Her particular strengths are in Operations, Technology and Business Transformation.

    Other External Directorships
    Sally-Ann is currently a Non-Executive Director of Equiniti Group plc and NFU Mutual, and sits on the Governing Body of Loughborough University.

    Former Appointments
    Sally-Ann has held senior roles at Prudential, Lloyds TSB and Willis Group. Prior to becoming a Non-Executive Director she worked for Willis where she served in two separate roles over a six year period, firstly as COO of the International division and latterly as Group Operations and Technology Director.

  • David Gagie

    David Gagie

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board in January 2016

    Role & Committees
    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Risk Committee

    Skills & Experience
    David has global experience in consumer lending, banking, credit card payments and risk management. Whilst a Senior Advisor at the Financial Conduct Authority and member of the Payments Systems Regulator Executive he focused on regulatory conduct issues relating to retail banking, consumer credit and payments.

    Other External Directorships
    David is a Non-Executive Director of Lowell GFKL Group and of MWS Technology ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Populus Consulting Ltd.

    Former Appointments
    David was a Senior Advisor at the Financial Conduct Authority and a member of the Payments Systems Regulator Executive Committee. He was also an Advisory Board Director for ING Direct, Managing Director of Consumer Lending for Lloyds TSB, Chairman of MasterCard UK, and a director of Visa UK and of Link Ltd.

  • Andrew Didham

    Andrew Didham

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Appointed to the Board in February 2017

    Role & Committees
    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Chairman of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Risk Committee

    Skills & Experience
    Andrew has extensive financial services experience. He is a qualified accountant, having enjoyed a successful career at KPMG, becoming a partner in 1990 and specialising in financial services.

    Other External Directorships
    Andrew is currently a Non Executive Vice-Chairman for Rothschild and also a Non-Executive Director of Charles Stanley PLC and Non-Executive Chairman of its principal operating company Charles Stanley & Co Ltd.

    Former Appointments
    Andrew was Group Finance Director at Rothschild from 1997 to 2012, before becoming Executive Vice-Chairman