Board of Directors

Chairman

Sir Malcolm Williamson

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 and the National Australia Group Europe (2012-2014) and a Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank until 2012.

Executive Directors

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Lonergan

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Lonergan

As CEO and co-founder of the business, Ian leads the senior team and is responsible for delivering the Group strategy, ensuring risk management is a core focus and setting the values and standards to which employees work. He has over 20 years of experience in financial services, focusing mainly on strategy, financial analysis and management functions. Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young where he worked in the Financial Services Practice as both an auditor and a management consultant in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Chief Financial Officer

Sebastien Maloney

Chief Financial Officer

Sebastien Maloney

In his role as CFO, Sebastien has executive responsibility for all aspects of finance, including the production of management and statutory accounts, financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, treasury operations, capital markets activities, and asset/liability management. He previously held senior roles at Merrill Lynch, GMAC-RFC and Morgan Stanley, working in a range of roles focusing on portfolio valuation analytics, financial planning and liability management through to mortgage securitisation structuring and sales.

Chief Risk Officer

Peter Elcock

Chief Risk Officer

Peter Elcock

Peter is responsible for the risk, legal and compliance teams. He has over 38 years of experience in financial services, having held a number of senior positions in financial institutions, including 27 years at Barclays plc in a variety of roles and most latterly at director level leading risk management strategy and change. He also held the role of Chief Risk Officer at Coventry Building Society.

Non-Executive Directors

Deputy Chairman

Philip Jenks

Deputy Chairman

Philip Jenks

Philip has over 40 years of experience in retail banking services, including 37 years at Halifax Bank of Scotland (and previously Halifax plc and Halifax Building Society), one of the UK’s largest mortgage and savings businesses. He has worked closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government and been an adviser to the Housing Finance Select Committee. Since his appointment to the Charter Court Board, Philip has made a valued contribution in building the governance infrastructure and the regulatory relationships.

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Noël Harwerth

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Noël Harwerth

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 is a former 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 include GE Capital Bank Limited, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Avocet Mining and Alent plc.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Ward

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Ward

Ian has over 40 years of experience in financial services including 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. Ian has considerable experience in non-executive roles and his understanding of the regulated financial services market brings valuable regulatory insight to the Board.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim Brooke

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim Brooke

Tim has strong risk management 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 Risk Assurances services. Together with Tim’s internal audit experience gained in the early part of his career and his non-executive experience with Risk and Audit committees he is well placed to lead the Risk Committee. Tim holds Non-Executive Director roles with a number of other financial and nonfinancial institutions operating in the UK and abroad.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rajan Kapoor

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rajan Kapoor

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.