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Metro Bank PLC - Directorate Change

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Metro Bank PLC
20 April 2020


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Metro Bank plc


Metro Bank - Board Changes


Metro Bank ("the Bank") today announces that, following 10 years of service, Gene Lockhart and Stuart Bernau will step down as Non-Executive Directors with effect from the close of business on 18 May 2020.


The Metro Bank Board wishes to thank Gene and Stuart for their significant contribution to the Bank during this time.  Recognising the Corporate Governance Code's recommendations in relation to tenure and independence of Directors, Gene and Stuart will not be standing for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting.


Metro Bank further announces the appointment of three independent Non-Executive Directors, Anne Grim, Ian Henderson, and Nicholas Winsor with effect from 20 April 2020.


Anne Grim is an experienced executive turned advisor, consultant and non-executive director having spent more than 30 years in senior financial services leadership roles at Barclays, Wells Fargo, American Express, Mastercard and most recently as Chief Customer Officer at Fidelity International. Her expertise is in customer experience, strategic planning and execution, technology innovation and business transformation.  She is currently a Non-Executive Board member for Insight Investment, an Advisor to the Investment Association's FinTech Velocity Accelerator and a Trustee on the UK Board of Opportunity International.


Ian Henderson has had a 30 year career in retail & business banking and wealth management. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Kyckr, an Australian listed RegTech business providing know your customer (KYC) solutions globally to banks, payments services providers and other regulated businesses. He has been actively involved in the UK challenger bank sector holding CEO roles at Arbuthnot Latham & Co Limited; Kensington Mortgages; and Shawbrook Bank. Prior to this he was Chief Operating Officer of the Private Banking Businesses in Barclays Wealth and before that he was with RBS for 21 years. His final role there was as Chief Executive Officer of RBS International. He also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer Retail Banking and Marketing Director RBS & NatWest.


Nicholas Winsor has 35 years of retail and commercial banking experience with HSBC Group in a number of international markets and the UK.  He was Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited, Chief Executive Officer of HSBC's businesses in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, and a Director of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited.  Before this, he was Head of Personal Financial Services for the Asia Pacific region. Nicholas is a Non-Executive Director of Schroder Oriental Income Limited and a member of its Audit, Management Engagement and Nomination committees. He is also the Chair of Autism Jersey.


Following these changes, the Board (excluding the Chairman) will comprise eight Non-Executive Directors, all of whom are independent, and two Executive Directors. 





For further information on this announcement, please contact:


Metro Bank PLC

Investor Relations

Jo Roberts

+44 (0)20 3402 8900

[email protected] 


Media Relations

Tina Coates / Abigail Whittaker

+44 (0)7811 246016 / +44 (0)7989 876136

[email protected]



Charles Armitstead / Haya HerbertBurns

+44 (0) 7703 330269 / +44 (0) 7342 031051

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About Metro Bank

Metro Bank is celebrated for its exceptional customer experience. Its mobile app and online service achieved the top spot in the Competition and Market Authority's Service Quality Survey among personal and business current account holders in February 2020; the bank also ranked in the top two for overall service and store service for personal and business customers. It was awarded 'Best All Round Personal Finance Provider' at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2019.


Offering retail, business, commercial and private banking services, it prides itself on giving customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Whether that's through its network of stores open seven days a week, early until late, 362 days a year; on the phone through its UK-based 24/7 contact centres; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app: the bank offers customers real choice.


The bank employs around 3,500 colleagues and is headquartered in Holborn, London.


Metro Bank PLC. Registered in England and Wales. Company number: 6419578. Registered office: One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA. 'Metrobank' is the registered trademark of Metro Bank PLC.


It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Most relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. For further information about the Scheme refer to the FSCS website www.fscs.org.uk.


All Metro Bank products are subject to status and approval.


Metro Bank PLC is an independent UK bank - it is not affiliated with any other bank or organisation (including the METRO newspaper or its publishers) anywhere in the world. Please refer to Metro Bank using the full name. 






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