Meet the CAF Bank Board of Directors

The Board of directors is responsible for the overall governance and management of CAF Bank. Every member believes in supporting charities to do more, and helping them grow stronger. Discover the faces and work experience behind the names.

Janet Pope

Janet Pope

CAF Trustee and Chair, CAF Bank

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

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Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

CEO, CAF Bank & CAF Charity Services

Alison joined CAF Bank as Chief Executive Officer in December 2019 and in 2021, she assumed responsibility for CAF’s Charity Services proposition, in addition to her role with CAF Bank. She is principally responsible for driving the transformation of the products and services we deliver to UK charities, including leading the Bank’s strategic focus on growing lending to charities and social enterprises, and becoming the preferred banking partner for UK small and medium-sized charities. 

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Phil Alvey

Phil Alvey

Chief Finance Officer, CAF Bank

Phil joined CAF Bank as Chief Finance Officer in 2021, having worked in financial services for over 20 years. Phil held a variety of Finance roles across the HSBC Group; in the UK, Europe, US and Bermuda.

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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 chairs the Board Risk & Compliance Committee.

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

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Neil Heslop OBE

Neil Heslop OBE

Chief Executive, CAF and Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank
Neil joined CAF as Chief Executive in October 2020. Previously Neil was CEO of international, pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. He lost his sight aged 21 and is a law graduate from Newcastle University.

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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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Dave Watts

Dave Watts

Non-Executive Director, CAF Bank

Dave joined HSBC in 1994 and has held a number of different roles within Finance, Global Banking & Markets and Audit in the UK, UAE, US and France, having visited HSBC operations in over 40 countries.

In December 2021, Dave returned to his role as a Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of HSBC Bank plc.

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CAF Bank Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 204451).

CAF Bank Limited Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ. Registered in England and Wales under number 1837656.