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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

CAF Trustee and Chair, CAF Bank
Janet Pope is Chief of Staff and Director, Group Corporate Affairs, 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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Peter Ostacchini

Chief Executive, CAF Bank
Peter joined CAF Bank in 2013, having worked in the banking industry for 28 years. His remit is to oversee the transition in the Bank’s business model from solely being a deposit taker into a more diversified bank, growing income streams from lending and fees.

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John Grout

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

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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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Tiina Lee

CAF Trustee and non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Tiina Lee is Head of Global Markets, UK and Deputy CEO UK at Deutsche Bank. She is the Vice-Chair of the UK Executive Committee and is responsible for oversight and governance of Deutsche’s activities in the UK region.

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Sir John Low CBE

Chief Executive, CAF and non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Sir 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.

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Alistair Ray

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Alistair Ray is the co-founder 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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Carole Machell

CAF Trustee and non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Carole Machell sits as a non-Executive director on the board of Weatherbys Bank, where she chairs the Risk Committee.

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Mark Sinclair

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
In 2011 Mark joined HSBC Holdings Plc as Group Head of ALM control, progressing to Group Head of Liquidity and Structural Interest Rate Risks reporting to the Group Treasurer.

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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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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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