Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors of Lloyds Banking Group

The non-executive directors of Lloyds Banking Group are shown below. Biographical details are available by clicking on the relevant name.

Lord Blackwell

Chairman

Joined the Board in June 2012

Chairman of the Nomination & Governance Committee. Member of the Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Responsible Business Committee.



 

Lord Blackwell,

Skills and experience: Lord Blackwell has extensive insurance, banking, regulatory and public policy experience gained from senior positions in a wide range of industries. Lord Blackwell’s deep financial services knowledge and experience, leadership qualities and credibility with key stakeholders, made him the unanimous choice of the Board to succeed Sir Winfried as Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group. Lord Blackwell has an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D in Finance and Economics and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.

External appointments: Governor, The Yehudi Menuhin School from 2016.

Former appointments: Lord Blackwell was the Chairman of Scottish Widows Group and Interserve plc and a Non-Executive Director of Halma plc. He is a former Senior Independent Director of Standard Life and chaired their UK Life and Pensions Board. He was a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Group and SEGRO, a member of the Board of the Centre for Policy Studies and a Non-Executive Board Member of Ofcom and of the Office of Fair Trading. He was a partner of McKinsey & Co. and a Director of Group Development at NatWest Group. From 1995 to 1997, Lord Blackwell was Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and was appointed a Life Peer in 1997.

Anita Frew

Deputy Chairman and Independent Director

Joined the Board in December 2010

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.  Member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Committee,  the Nomination & Governance Committee and the Responsible Business Committee.

Anita Frew, Deputy Chairman and Independent Director

Skills and experience: Anita has extensive board, financial and general management experience across a range of sectors, including banking, asset management, manufacturing and utilities. Her breadth of experience and strong leadership qualities make her an effective Deputy Chairman. She has a BA (Hons) in International Business from the University of Strathclyde, a MRes in Humanities and Philosophy from the University of London and an Honorary DSc for contribution to industry and finance from University of Cranfield.

External Appointments: Anita is Chairman of Croda International Plc and a Non-Executive Director of BHP Billiton.

Former appointments: Anita was Chairman of Victrex plc, having previously been its Senior Independent Director. She was also previously the Senior Independent Director of Aberdeen Asset Management and IMI plc, an Executive Director of Abbott Mead Vickers, Director of Corporate Development at WPP Group and a Non-Executive Director of Northumbrian Water. She has held various investment and marketing roles at Scottish Provident and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Alan Dickinson

Independent Director

Joined the Board in September 2014

Chairman of the Risk Committee. Member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination & Governance Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Dickinson, Independent Director

Skills and experience: Alan is a highly regarded retail and commercial banker having spent 37 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland, most notably as Chief Executive of RBS UK, and more recently as a Non-executive Director of Nationwide Building Society and Chairman of its Risk Committee. Alan’s strategic focus and core banking experience complements the balance of skills on our Board. Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Royal Statistical Society. He has an MBA from the Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham.

External appointments: Alan is the Chairman of Urban & Civil plc and a Governor of Motability.

Former appointments: Alan was Chief Executive of RBS UK and a member of its Executive Committee. He was formerly Chairman of Brown, Shipley & Co Limited and a Non-executive Director of Nationwide Building Society, Carpetright plc and Willis Limited where he was Chairman of its Risk Committee.

Simon Henry

Independent Director

Joined the Board in June 2014

Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee

 

 

 

Simon Henry, Independent Director

Skills and experience: Simon has deep international experience in board level strategy and execution. His extensive knowledge of financial markets, treasury and risk management and his qualification as an Audit Committee Financial Expert is of particular value in our Board Risk and Audit Committees. Simon has a BA in Mathematics and an MA from the University of Cambridge. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

External appointments: Simon is a member of the Main Committee of the 100 Group of UK FTSE CFOs and Chair of the European Round Table CFO Taskforce. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel of CIMA and of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform. Simon has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited with effect from 1 July 2017.

Former appointments: Simon was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc from May 2009 to March 2017. Simon will remain available to his successor and the Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc to assist with transition until 30 June 2017. He was also a member of the Market Practitioner Panel Steering Committee – UK Fair and Effective Markets Review.

Nick Luff

Independent Director

Joined the Board in March 2013

Chairman of the Audit Committee. Member of the Risk Committee and the Nomination & Governance Committee.

Nicholas Luff, Independent Director

Skills and experience: Nick is a chartered accountant and has significant financial experience in the UK listed environment having served in a number of senior finance positions within a range of sectors. His background and experience enables him to fulfil the role of Audit Committee Chair and, for SEC purposes, the role of Audit Committee Financial Expert. Nick is a Mathematics graduate from the University of Oxford.

External appointments: Nick is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of RELX Group.

Former appointments: Until August 2014 Nick was the Group Finance Director of Centrica plc. Nick was previously Finance Director of The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company and Chief Financial Officer of P&O Princess Cruises plc. Until December 2010, he served as a Non-Executive Director and was the Audit Committee Chair of QinetiQ Group plc. Nick started his career with KPMG where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991.

Deborah McWhinney

Independent Director

Joined the Board in December 2015

Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee.

Deborah McWhinney, Independent Director

Skills and experience: Deborah has an extensive executive background in managing technology, operations and new digital innovations across banking, payments and institutional investment. She broadens the Board’s diversity from a global market perspective.

External appointments: Deborah is an Independent Director of Fluor Corporation and IHS Markit Ltd., a member of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KgaA and a Trustee of the California Institute of Technology. She is also a Trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses, an organisation to promote national security and scientific analyses on matters of interest to the United States Government.

Former appointments: Deborah is a former Chief Executive Officer, Global Enterprise Payments and President, Personal Banking and Wealth Management at Citibank. She was previously President of Institutional Services at Charles Schwab Corporation and had prior executive roles at Engage Media Services Group, Visa International and Bank of America, where she held senior roles in Consumer Banking.

Nick Prettejohn

Independent Director

Joined the Board in June 2014

Chairman of Scottish Widows Group.

Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee

 

Nick Prettejohn, Independent Director

Skills and experience: Nick has significant financial services experience, particularly in insurance where he has served as Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London and Prudential UK and Europe as well as Chairman of Brit Insurance.  He has the knowledge and experience to provide valuable insight and contribute effectively as a Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee. Nick has a First Class Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the Balliol College, University of Oxford.

External appointments: Nick is a member of the BBC Trust. He is Chairman of the Britten-Pears Foundation, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Financial Conduct Authority's Financial Advice Working Group.

Former appointments: Nick was a Non-executive Director of the Prudential Regulation Authority. Prior to this role, he was Chairman of Brit Insurance and from 2010 to 2013 a Non-Executive Director of Legal and General Plc.  He is a former Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London and a member of the Lloyd’s Council.  From 2006 to 2009 he was Chief Executive of Prudential UK and Europe and a member of the Prudential plc board.  From 2007 until 2009 he was Chairman of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel.

Stuart Sinclair

Independent Director

Joined the Board in January 2016

Member of the Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Simon Sinclair, Independent Director

Skills and experience: Stuart has extensive experience in retail banking and insurance and also brings to the Board wider experience in consumer finance and asset finance.

External appointments: Stuart is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee at Provident Financial Plc. He is the Senior Independent Director at both QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited and Swinton Group Limited.

Former appointments: Stuart has been a Non-executive Director of TSB Banking Group plc and TSB Bank plc.  Other roles have included Non-executive Director at Vitality Life and Vitality Health, LV Group, President and Chief Operating Officer of Aspen Insurance, Chief Executive Officer roles at GE Capital's Consumer Finance division both in the UK and China, and Director of UK Retail Banking then Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Personal Finance at Royal Bank of Scotland. He was previously a Council Member of The Royal Institute for International Affairs.  His early career included Managing Consultant at Braxton Associates and Partner at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman).

Anthony Watson CBE

Senior Independent Director

Joined the Board in April 2009

Member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination & Governance Committee.

Anthony Watson CBE, Senior Independent Director

Skills and experience: Tony is Senior Independent Director and  with over 40 years of experience in the investment management industry and related sectors, he is well placed to carry out this role. Tony is a Barrister at Law. He has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the Queen’s University Belfast, a Diploma in Security Analysis from the New York Institute of Finance and was called to the Bar of England and Wales.

External appointments: Tony is a Senior Independent Director of Witan Investment Trust, Chairman of the Lincoln’s Inn Investment Committee and a member of the Norges Bank Investment Management Corporate Governance Advisory Board.

Former appointments: Former Chief Executive of Hermes Pensions Management and formerly Chairman of the Asian Infrastructure Fund, MEPC, the Marks & Spencer Pension Trustees and of the Strategic Investment Board (Northern Ireland). Former Member of the Financial Reporting Council, Senior Independent Director of Hammerson and Non-Executive Director of the Shareholder Executive and Vodafone Group.

Sara Weller CBE

Independent Director

Joined the Board in February 2012

Chairman of the Responsible Business Committee. Member of the Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Sara Weller, Independent Director

Skills and experience: With a background in retail and associated sectors, including financial services, Sara brings a broad perspective to the Board. She is a strong advocate of customers and of the application of new technology, both of which directly support Lloyds Banking Group’s strategy. Sara has considerable experience of boards at both executive and non-executive level. She has an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University.

External appointments: Sara is a Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group and Chair of their Remuneration Committee as well as a Governing Council Member of Cambridge University. She is also the Chairman of the Planning Inspectorate and Board member at the Higher Education Funding Council.

Former appointments: Sara is the former Managing Director of Argos. She held various senior positions at J Sainsbury including Deputy Managing Director and served on its Board between January 2002 and May 2004. She was Lead Non-Executive Director at the Department of Communities and Local Government, a Non-Executive Director of Mitchells & Butler and also held senior management roles for Abbey National and Mars Confectionery.