Our governance


Our team of executives, headed up by Interim CEO Sheragh Beirne, has responsibility for the overall management of CAF Bank.

Bringing a vast wealth of knowledge and more than 130 years’ worth of industry experience between them, each member of our executive team also hold the values and ethics essential for a charity bank.

Below is an overview of each of our executives; read more about their work history and previous experience in the bank and business sectors.

Sheragh Beirne

Interim CEO, CAF Bank

Sheragh was appointed Interim CEO of CAF Bank in January 2019 and is leading the Bank through a period of transition. Following an MA in Economics from University College Dublin, she spent 25 years in Banking and Financial Services and been actively involved in the development of a number of banks from established institutions through start up challengers.

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Dina Henry

Chief Operating Officer, CAF Bank

Dina joined CAF Bank in 2014, having spent 33 years in the private banking sector. Dina believes the cornerstones to helping clients make a difference are shared values of integrity and social responsibility. Dina is the Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year (Public and Third Sector), London and the South East, 2015.

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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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Alison Carpenter

Chief Risk Officer

Alison joined CAF Bank in May 2017 as the Chief Risk Officer having worked for the Financial Conduct Authority (previously Financial Services Authority) for 20 years. Alison is responsible for ensuring the Bank has a proportionate and effective approach to risk management and through monitoring demonstrates the Bank’s compliance to its regulatory, legal and internal policies and procedures.

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