I qualified with KPMG and specialised in Banking markets both as an auditor and Transaction Services advisor prior to joining Shawbrook as Head of FP&A in 2013.
Prior to Shawbrook, I was fortunate enough to have worked with some of the most prominent organisations in the UK financial services sector whilst at KPMG, including advising on the original Northern Rock restructure, RBS’ participation in the Asset Protection Scheme, the potential acquisition of the Lloyds TSB branches and the EU restructuring plans prepared by a large Greek lender. I also worked for KPMG in Germany, advising the region’s largest lenders on active M&A opportunities.
I followed the journey of the UK’s nascent Specialist and Challenger banking movement and decided to join Shawbrook to take a more prominent role in this particular wave that interested me greatly. Shawbrook Bank was founded in the aftermath of the global financial crisis to react to the significant shift in risk appetite of the large UK banking groups as they inadvertently removed lending supply to important but specialist segments of the UK economy. Our ambition is to become the UK’s specialist SME Lender of Choice, providing lending solutions to SME borrowers across the UK and serve those markets that have been underserved by the large UK banking groups.
Shawbrook is a UK-based specialist lending and savings bank which provides both lending and savings products to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers.