Our Executive Committee

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.

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.

MD and Exco Member

Tim Snow

Tim joined Wyelands Bank as Chief Risk Officer in April 2017 from Moody’s Investors Service where he was a senior lead analyst in the leveraged finance team.

Tim has broad experience in a wide range of functional areas, with an emphasis on credit risk management, gained with institutions including CIT Bank Limited, WestLB, Intesa SanPaolo Group and National Westminster Bank.

Head of Treasury

Paul Welham

Paul joined the Bank in September 2017 as Treasurer. He brings 29 years of trading room experience covering a wide range of roles and products. He enjoyed 17 years with Den Norske Bank London Branch, rising from trainee to head of treasury before moving to DBB London Branch to head the trading unit. In 2011 he set up the dealing room function for new entrant Diamond Bank UK, running the unit for 6 years. He has developed the Treasury function at Wyelands Bank which now boasts a strong team.

Managing Director - Working Capital Solutions

Ian R Flaxman

Ian joined Wyelands in 2018 and has over 25-years’ experience working in business lending. His previous roles include leadership positions with National Australia Group, Credit Agricole, Aldermore and HSBC.

Ian has a broad range of experience in structuring working capital solutions for a wide range of business sizes and industry sectors. He has also had overall responsibility for specialist lending functions including credit, risk and portfolio management.

IT Director

Danette Copestake

Danette joined Wyelands Bank as IT Director in December 2020. A customer and people focused leader, she brings more than 20 years’ of change management and delivery experience to the role, having worked at Bibby Financial Services, ABN AMRO, Commerzbank and DXC. Her passion is emerging technologies and agile ways of working. Danette’s mission is to lead the bank’s digitisation and technology strategy to enhance their customer proposition, deliver growth and build the Wyeland’s Bank brand reputation through innovation and change.

Managing Director – Customer Solutions

Jodi Cartwright

Jodi has over 20 years of financial services experience and has a particular depth of expertise in the insurance sector. She spent a large part of her career at Aviva in senior roles spanning, underwriting, marketing, and business development. Following Aviva, Jodi moved to the insurance broking side, and her most recent experience has been in the start-up world. Jodi was CEO of an insurance technology start-up business that built a digital insurance solution for SME's.

Head of Strategy Implementation

Ben Taylor

Ben joined Wyelands in April 2019 and has broad experience of delivering technical and business change in regulated environments having held a range of senior Change Delivery positions within the Financial Services industry including at Lloyds, and HSBC. Working in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US Ben has over ten years experience of Project and Programme Management and now oversees the bank’s Strategy and Marketing function.