The Group Executive Committee reports to the Group Chief Executive and is responsible for delivering our vision across different parts of the business.
Executive Director members
Other members and attendees
Carla Antunes Da Silva
Group Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations Director
Carla joined the Group in October 2015 and led the 2018 to 2020 Group Strategic Review and, prior to that, the work on the Bank of the Future. Carla is responsible for supporting senior management with strategic decision making such as recommendations on mergers, acquisitions/disposals and corporate ventures, and also manages the Group’s relationships with shareholders, analysts and the wider investment community. Prior to that Carla spent 18 years as an equity analyst leading the European Banks research team, with coverage of UK banks at Credit Suisse, JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank. Carla currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc.
Group Chief Information Officer
John joined the Group in February 2015 as Chief Information Officer for Group Operations, Functions and Enterprise and was appointed as the Group’s Chief Information Officer in September 2017. During the course of his career, John has been responsible for delivering large scale IT solutions, building teams that can operate at scale and working as part of global operating environments such as Barclays, Capita and Indian headquartered IT and business process outsourcing firms.
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
Kate was appointed Group General Counsel in January 2015 and Group Company Secretary in July 2019. Kate joined the Group in 2005 from Linklaters, where she was a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Before her current role, Kate held a number of senior positions including Deputy Group General Counsel and General Counsel for Group Legal. Kate is a trustee of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales and is a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Widows.
Chief Internal Auditor
Paul joined the Group as a contractor in September 2016 and was formally employed by the Grou in June 2017. He joined from Deloitte where he was a partner in the UK Financial Services practice and led the UK Financial Services Internal Audit business. Paul has specialised in internal and external audit roles across financial services for over 20 years, including 10 years in various leadership roles in Barclays Internal Audit.
Chief Executive, Scottish Widows and Group Director, Insurance and Wealth
Antonio joined the Group as head of the Wealth and International division and Group Corporate Development, leading the Group’s strategic review and subsequent programme of reducing non-core assets and exiting international locations. From 2013, he assumed the role of Group Director, Consumer Finance and Group Corporate Development, leading the division’s growth strategy whilst completing the sale of TSB. At the end of 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive, Scottish Widows and Group Director, Insurance and during 2017 he also assumed responsibility for the Wealth division. Antonio is also Group Executive Sponsor for Emerging Talent. Antonio joined the Group from Santander, where he had worked in a number of different leadership roles and jurisdictions since 1998. He was part of the management team that completed the take-over of Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley and was Chief Financial Officer of Santander UK. Before Santander, Antonio spent over nine years at Arthur Andersen.
Group Director, Retail
Vim joined the Group in June 2011 and is currently responsible for the Group’s Retail products and distribution, as well as Customer Services and brands and marketing activity for the Group. He is also Executive Co-Sponsor for Ethnicity and holds a position on the UK Finance Board. Vim has extensive experience in Retail banking having worked in financial services for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining the Group, Vim spent 12 years at Santander in a range of roles in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, the Life Division and most recently held the position of Director, Retail Products.
Group Director, Transformation
Zak joined the Group in 1989 as a Business Analyst in IT and has carried out multiple roles involving Retail CIO, Head of IT Architecture and leading the Digital Transformation programme. He was appointed Group Director, Digital and Transformation in 2016 and his responsibilities increased in September 2017 as the Group Director, Transformation. He is responsible for the digital transformation of the Group, including all IT and business change, and ensuring we are ready to meet the future expectations of our customers.
Group Director, Commercial Banking
David was appointed as Group Director for the Commercial Banking division in September 2017 responsible for supporting corporate clients from SMEs and Mid Corporates through to Large Corporates and Financial Institutions. David started his career with Lloyds Bank in 1986 on the graduate entrant programme and has held a number of key leadership roles across all Divisions of the Group since that time. Immediately prior to his current role he was Group Director Retail and Consumer Finance, responsible for the Lloyds, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Lex Autolease and Black Horse Brands including the retail branch networks, customer products and telephone banking, in addition to Retail Business Banking and UK Wealth businesses. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is also Group Executive Sponsor for Disability.
Chief of Staff and Group Director, Responsible Business and Inclusion
Janet joined the Group in 2008 to run the Savings business. She was previously Chief Executive at Alliance Trust Savings, prior to which she was EVP Global Strategy at Visa International. Janet spent 10 years at Standard Chartered Bank where she held a variety of roles including Retail Banking MD for Africa and non-executive directorships at Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia and Botswana. Janet is Chair of the Charities Aid Foundation Bank and a Non-Executive Director of the Banking Standards Board. She is also the Group’s Executive Sponsor for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Chief Risk Officer
Stephen was appointed Chief Risk Officer in September 2017. He joined the Group in May 2011 as Chief Credit Officer for Wholesale, Commercial and International. In October 2012 he became Risk Director, Commercial Banking Risk and was also a member of the Commercial Banking Management Group. Prior to joining the Group, Stephen was Chief Risk Officer at Barclays Corporate and prior to that was Chief Credit Officer for the UK Retail and Corporate business in Barclays. In a 21-year career at Barclays, Stephen undertook a variety of roles in the front office and risk. Stephen is also the Group’s Executive Sponsor for Gender Diversity and Equality.
Group Director, People and Property
Matt was appointed as Group People & Property Director in April 2020 and is responsible for the Group’s strategy on skills, culture, and the future of work and the workplace. Matt joined the Group in early 2017 as Reward Director, Governance and Executive Reward, and was subsequently promoted to Group Reward Director in October 2017. Prior to joining the Group, Matt held senior positions in specialist reward, finance and broader HR roles across a number of Financial Services companies, including RBS, Nomura International and Merrill Lynch.
Group Director, Conduct, Compliance and Operational Risk
Letitia joined the Group in 2014, undertaking Conduct, Compliance and Operational Risk roles across both Retail and Commercial divisions before being appointed into her current role as the Group Director, Conduct, Compliance and Operational Risk in 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Letitia was Chief Risk Officer at Kleinwort Benson Private Bank with responsibility for Risk, Compliance, Legal, Internal Audit and Company Secretariat. She spent 11 years at RBS in various roles, but latterly as the Chief Risk Officer of the Wealth Division with responsibility for Risk and Compliance across several banks including Coutts UK and Coutts Switzerland. Letitia is also a qualified accountant and has a background in forensic accountancy.
Group Corporate Affairs Director
Andrew joined the Group in September 2018, as Group Corporate Affairs Director, with responsibility for internal and external communications, reputation management and public affairs. Prior to joining the Group, Andrew was Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Services for the strategic communications segment of FTI Consulting.