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.  In this role, Dave leads the Finance function in supporting HSBC’s businesses and finance operations in Europe, along with oversight of HSBC’s Finance function in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Prior to this, Dave was appointed CFO of HSBC UK Bank plc in October 2017, where he led the Finance function in support of HSBC’s newly established UK ‘ring-fenced bank’.

From December 2015 to August 2018, Dave was CFO, HSBC Bank plc, HSBC’s European subsidiary, with responsibility for leading the Finance function through ring fencing in the UK, establishing plans for Brexit in Europe and delivering the Finance transformation in Europe as part of the 2015-2017 strategy.

Prior to working for HSBC, Dave joined KPMG’s Audit division in 1987 where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before working within the Lloyds’ insurance market with City Run-Off Limited.  Dave is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Off the clock: Dave is married to Nicola and they have two daughters. He enjoys travel and most sports, particularly skiing, cycling, running and swimming, having completed a number of marathons and Ironman events. 


Martyn Beauchamp

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.