CAF Bank Board Directors

The Board of directors has responsibility for the overall governance and management of CAF Bank. As a bank dedicated to providing expert services for charity and not-for-profit organisations, we need a committed team which reflects our ethical values.

With a wealth of experience and knowledge between them, each of our directors brings something different to the table. In addition each of them upholds the fairness and values that our customers expect from us.

Below is an overview of each of our directors; click on their names to read more about their work history and previous experience in the bank and business sectors.

  • Iain MacKinnon
Iain Mackinnon. Iain is currently a member of HSBC Group Finance Executive Committee with responsibility for tax and pensions. He was previously Head of Tax at Barclays PLC.
  • Peter Ostacchini
Peter was a Board Director of Visa UK, representing other shareholder banks, for five years until 2013 - a period which saw the development of many new payment technology initiatives in the UK.
  • Paul Biddle
Paul is currently Director of Finance of the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Non-Executive Director of W & J Linney and a previous Trustee of Action Medical Research and the Crafts Council.
  • Clive Bowles
Clive has 24 years’ financial services industry experience working formerly with Barclays Bank,The Bank of Nova Scotia, West Merchant Bank and Deloitte Touche before establishing his own IT consultancy and software company in 1996.
  • David Dickman
David has been a non executive director at CAF Bank since 2007. Previously he had been employed with The Co-operative Bank plc and Unity Trust Bank for over 43 years.
  • John Grout
John joined us as Financial Controller in 2003 and became Finance Director of CAF Bank early in 2008.
  • Mairi Johnstone
Mairi Johnstone is currently CEO of the Methodist Ministers’ Housing Society for GB.
  • Tiina Lee
Tiina Lee is Head of Global Markets, UK and Deputy CEO UK at Deutsche Bank.
  • Dr John Low CBE
John is also a Non-Executive Director of Charity Bank and the Euclid Network of European Third Sector Leaders, and an Independent Member of Council at City University London.
  • Alistair Ray
Alistair Ray is a co-founded and Director of Dalmore Capital Limited, a leading independent UK fund manager focused on helping institutional pension funds invest in UK government owned infrastructure assets.
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