ALISON CARPENTER, CHIEF RISK OFFICER, CAF BANK

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.  During her time at the regulator, Alison worked within the Supervision division where she covered a breadth of financial sectors ranging from Private Client Stockbrokers, IFAs/Networks, Building Societies, Credit Unions and Large Retail Banks.

As the Chief Risk Officer, 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.  Through the work of the second line of defence, Alison seeks to provide the Board and the executive with management information that promotes debate and ensures decisions are made that are informed.  Alison is Chair of the Executive Risk and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.

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