Our Team


John Crompton

John Crompton, formerly of Morgan Stanley and HSBC, has taken over from John Howland Jackson to become Wyelands Bank Chairman. John 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

Iain Hunter

Iain joined the bank as Chief Executive Officer in September 2015 having previously held several senior management roles within CIT Bank limited including the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer.

He is an experienced, energetic and driven business leader who has successfully delivered business plans supporting a multitude of asset classes and liability strategies often within a significant change management environment.

Chief Financial Officer

Neil Sawbridge

Neil is an experienced Chief Financial Officer who joined the bank in December 2017. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, tax and business development roles with AT&T Capital, Newcourt Credit Group, Dell Financial Services and the CIT Group. As CFO he helped establish CIT Bank Limited in the UK and CIT Group’s European Leasing businesses headquartered in Dublin.

He qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with Coopers & Lybrand.

Head of Origination

David Locking

David Locking is a senior banker with more than 35 years' experience, including in multi-product coverage, at a number of global financial institutions.

David has a broad international background drawn from UK, continental European, US, African and Asian organisations.

Chief Risk Officer

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, IntesaSanPaolo Group and National Westminster Bank.

Chief Operating Officer

Gina Thomas

Gina is the Head of Operations. She has over 25 years banking experience in institutions such as RBS, Deutsche, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and CIT Bank Limited.

She is an experienced, energetic and driven leader with strong operational and customer services banking experience. She has strong expertise in a range of functional areas with emphasis on risk management, anti-money laundering and operational strategies.

Independent Non-Executive Director, 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

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

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. A natural leader and strategic thinker with broad international and emerging market experience. Has strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills and enjoys working in diverse cultural environments.

Independent Non-Executive Director

John Howland Jackson

John is a veteran senior banker with over 40 years' experience at some of the world's largest financial institutions, including the ING Group, NatWest Markets, Nomura Securities and J.P. Morgan. He has worked extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region and has substantial management experience covering strategic and business development as well as regulatory and risk control.

John is currently also Chairman of Nikko Asset Management Europe and is by background a qualified barrister.

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.

Non-Executive Director

Simon Grenfell

Simon has over 26 years’ experience in banking, financial markets and commodities. His previous roles have included Head of Global Market Commodities at Natixis, Head of Origination and Syndication (Commodities) at Deutsche Bank and Co-Head of Commodity Market Division at Macquarie. Previous board experience includes as a Non-Executive Director of Crescent Gold (ASX) and a board member of Macquarie Bank (Europe) Limited. Simon has a Bachelor of Economics degree from ANU (Canberra) and a Master of Science in Development Finance from University of London.