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CAF BANK BOARD DIRECTORS

The Board of directors has responsibility for the overall governance and management of CAF Bank.

ABOUT THE CAF BANK BOARD

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; their work history and previous experience in the bank and business sectors.

Janet Pope

Janet Pope

CAF Trustee and Chair, CAF Bank

Janet Pope is Chief of Staff and Group Director, Sustainable Business, Lloyds Banking Group plc.

Janet directs the Group Chief Executive's Office, is Director Group Corporate Affairs and has responsibility for the Diversity and Inclusion and Responsible Business functions.

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Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

CEO, CAF Bank

Alison joined CAF Bank in December 2019 as Chief Executive Officer, to lead our strategic pivot towards increased lending to Charity and Social Purpose Enterprise customers and to oversee the completion of our operational and digital transformation programme.

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Martyn Beauchamp

Martyn Beauchamp

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
An international financial services leader, board advisor and mentor, Martyn has led turnarounds, transformations and start-ups across Europe, Middle East and Asia for organisations, including Tesco and GE Capital.

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Kees Diepstraten

Kees Diepstraten

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Kees Diepstraten has held senior strategic and commercial roles with Lloyds Banking Group, Santander and previously in consulting, covering lending, various other businesses and banking reforms.

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Astrid Grey

Astrid Grey

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank

Astrid Grey is a Non-Executive Director on the board of Danske Bank UK, where she chairs the Risk Committee. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Hampshire Trust Bank.

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John Grout

John Grout

Finance Director, CAF Bank
John joined the CAF Group as Financial Controller in 2003 and became Finance Director of CAF Bank in 2008.

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Malcolm Himsworth

Malcolm Himsworth

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Malcolm was appointed Non-Executive Director in September 2016 and is a member of the Board Audit Committee.

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Mairi Johnstone

Mairi Johnstone

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Mairi Johnstone is currently CEO of the Methodist Ministers’ Housing Society for GB. She is also a lawyer qualified in both Scottish and English Law, as well as an experienced strategist. In her early career, Mairi developed specialisms in banking law and property finance.

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Samantha Seaton

Samantha Seaton

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank

Sam is CEO of Moneyhub, the Open Finance platform for customer-centric organisations and a leading player in the field of financial data aggregation and intelligence. Before this, she worked for global advisory firms and innovative financial forecasting businesses.

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Graham Toy

Graham Toy

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Graham has spent his whole career specialising in commercial lending. He started with Barclays and spent 27 years in a variety of roles which included front line relationship management as well as a number of appointments into credit risk management positions.

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