Chief Executive Officer
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.
*Independent Non Executive Director, Chairman, and Chairman of the Audit Committee
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
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.