Phillip was part of the team which founded Aldermore and was appointed to the Board in 2009. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Group, which includes leading the executive management team in executing the Group’s strategy. He has over 30 years’ of industry experience, which includes establishing and serving as CEO of Europe Arab Bank PLC and holding various senior roles within Barclays PLC, including CEO of Gerrard Investment Management Limited, Managing Director of Barclays Corporate Banking in London, the Midlands and South East, and Head of Barclays Private Bank in Geneva.
Principal external appointments:
Member of the FCA Smaller Business Practitioner Panel
James joined Aldermore as a member of the Board in 2013 and is responsible for the Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations and Legal & Secretariat functions. He brings significant financial experience to the Group, having spent six years at Skipton Building Society in capital markets, finance and audit, where he was instrumental in leading the merger with Scarborough Building Society. James began his career with KPMG where he spent 11 years in the firm’s financial services audit practice and he has also been Acting CFO of the Co-operative Banking Group Limited.
Dana joined Aldermore in 2016 and is responsible for CIO, Group Operations, Transformation & Change, Strategy, Strategic Propositions, Marketing and Digital. He has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and, prior to joining Aldermore, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for RenaissanceRe Holdings Limited in Bermuda and was Head of Operations in Ireland. Prior to that, he spent three years as Chief Information Officer of Egg PLC, which was the largest online bank at the time, taking the organisation through an IPO and growing the customer base to over 3 million. Dana has also held senior IT positions with Credit Suisse First Boston, Citibank N.A. and Bank of America.
Carl joined Aldermore in 2013 and is responsible for the management of the Group’s lending activity through the Business Finance Division, which comprises the Asset Finance and Invoice Finance business lines. He has spent a number of years in the asset finance industry, having started his financial services career at GE Capital, where he held various financial, operational and general management positions in GE’s Equipment Finance, Equipment Services and Restructuring divisions, including the post of CEO of the vehicle rental, plant hire and key leasing businesses. Prior to joining Aldermore he was the Managing Director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance. Throughout his career, Carl has gained experience in challenging turnaround and transformational situations leading significant sales, operational and process improvements.
Rob joined Aldermore in 2016 from the Board of AdviserPlus Business Solutions Limited, a leading provider of HR managed services, and is responsible for the Group HR function and the delivery of the people elements of our strategy and performance. Leading strategy and product development, Rob played a key commercial role in the growth of his previous employer through to its eventual acquisition goal. Prior to this Rob held a variety of HR leadership positions in his eight years with Lloyds Banking Group PLC, including HR Director for the Branch Network and also HR Director for General Insurance. Before Lloyds, Rob worked with Accenture PLC leading change programmes within the HR outsourcing division, having started the first decade of his career in retail where he held a number of senior HR and commercial roles in The Big Food Group PLC and Boots the Chemists Limited.
Charles joined Aldermore in 2011 and is responsible for the management of the Mortgages Division, which comprises Residential Mortgages, Commercial Mortgages and Buy-to-Let business lines. He has a deep knowledge of the mortgages industry, having worked for a number of household names in the banking and building society sectors, including Nationwide Building Society and HBOS PLC. Charles was Senior Executive, Mortgage Sales and Acquisitions at Nationwide and Managing Director, Intermediary Mortgages at HBOS. In addition, he has previously held roles within the RBS Group where he was responsible for intermediary mortgage lending, and NatWest’s branch mortgage sales force. Prior to joining Aldermore, Charles was Group Mortgage Services Director at Connells Limited, one of the UK’s largest estate agency groups.
Christine joined Aldermore in 2016 and is responsible for Credit, Operational and Treasury Risk, as well as Compliance. She has over 28 years’ experience in risk management, corporate and commercial banking, having held roles at ING Bank N.V., where she spent eight years across London and Amsterdam, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Ernst & Young LLP and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC. Her career at RBS spanned almost 14 years, during which time she held a number of senior positions in the Risk function covering credit risk and divisional risk officer roles. She was most recently Global Head of Operational Risk and Director of Risk, Services.