Our Board

*Non-Executive Director and Chairman

John Crompton

John Crompton, formerly of Morgan Stanley and HSBC, has spent over 30 years in banking and capital markets. He began his banking career with Morgan Stanley, in London, New York and Hong Kong. He also worked for HM Treasury including roles as senior corporate finance advisor, and as Head of Market Investments at UKFI.

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Rose

Stephen is a chartered accountant with nearly 30 years’ experience in financial services. Stephen has worked in senior finance and change roles in banking, insurance, and asset finance, both in regulated public companies and for a private family group. Stephen has been an approved Board director in the UK, continental Europe, Australia and North America.

*Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Ian Gomes

Ian Gomes spent his professional career with KPMG with 23 years at Partner level with wide ranging depth and breadth of client facing and senior roles in the UK, Middle East and India.

He has substantial financial services experience as auditor and advisor besides leading forensic investigations for regulatory authorities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

*Non-Executive Director

Stephen Reid

Steve has spent his entire career in the financial services industry. During this time, he has held executive roles with the Woolwich Building Society, Barclays Bank, National Australia Group Europe and as CEO of Allied Irish Bank (UK). Steve is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

In particular, he has extensive retail banking experience with a strong focus on managing credit, operational and conduct risk complimented by a keen commercial acumen. He also has a deep understanding of how to deliver customer-friendly processes and propositions and in embedding customer centric values across organisations.

*Non-Executive Director and Chair of Risk Committee

David Smith

A seasoned international banker with extensive business and risk management experience gained in a 29 year career with Citigroup. David reached the highest level of credit approval authority within Citigroup and was actively involved in the development of credit policy, as well as in risk management training.

He set up and ran a risk management training and consulting business for 10 years. David currently acts as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a natural leader and strategic thinker with broad international and emerging market experience. He has strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills and enjoys working in diverse cultural environments.

Non-Executive Director

Jay Hambro

Jay is presently the Chief Investment Officer of the GFG Alliance and Chief Executive Officer of Mining and Energy of SIMEC. He was formerly the Executive Chairman of IRC limited, the Hong Kong listed Sino-Russian industrial commodities producer.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an Independent Non-Executive Director of IRC limited and Cellmark AB. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

Chief Financial Officer

Rachelle Frewer

Rachelle has over 20 years’ of financial sector experience gained in UK, Europe and Asia, in roles in finance, treasury, corporate affairs and risk in global financial institutions including Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC. Most recently Rachelle was Deputy CFO at C. Hoare & Co and prior to that was Finance Director for the Commercial Division at Close Brothers. Rachelle qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG.

* independents