Meet the board

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David Swanney
Chairman of The Board

David was appointed to the Board as Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of The Risk Committee in January 2019. He brings extensive banking regulatory and financial services experience through a twenty-year career at the Bank of England, mostly in banking supervision, and as Director, Group Compliance at The Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that, David was trained as a chartered accountant and worked in the accounting profession.

From 2002 until 2018, David worked with the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group on money laundering prevention issues, and is the author of the Group's anti-money laundering Guidance for the financial sector. From 2006 to 2011, he was a public member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

David is a non-executive director of a number of UK banks and is also a trustee of several charitable organisations.

David was appointed to the Board as Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of The Risk Committee in January 2019. He brings extensive banking regulatory and financial services experience through a twenty-year career at the Bank of England, mostly in banking supervision, and as Director, Group Compliance at The Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that, David was trained as a chartered accountant and worked in the accounting profession.

From 2002 until 2018, David worked with the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group on money laundering prevention issues, and is the author of the Group's anti-money laundering Guidance for the financial sector. From 2006 to 2011, he was a public member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

David is a non-executive director of a number of UK banks and is also a trustee of several charitable organisations.

Sheryl Lawrence
Independent Non-Executive Director

Sheryl was appointed to the Board in January 2019 as Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Chair of the Board Audit Committee.

Sheryl brings over two decades of audit and risk experience from her career at several UK financial services groups. In 2014, she joined the Provident Financial Group and became Chief Risk Officer. Prior to this, she held executive positions at Santander and Nationwide Building Society. In 2010, Sheryl became Head of Risk at Coventry Building Society after serving as Head of Risk and Compliance at Lloyds Bank since 2006. Previously, she held key roles at Barclaycard including Head of Audit and Risk Director. She began her career at NatWest Bank in 1996.

Sheryl is trained as a chartered accountant, has an LLM and received her Master in Business Administration from London Business School.

Sheryl was appointed to the Board in January 2019 as Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Chair of the Board Audit Committee.

Sheryl brings over two decades of audit and risk experience from her career at several UK financial services groups. In 2014, she joined the Provident Financial Group and became Chief Risk Officer. Prior to this, she held executive positions at Santander and Nationwide Building Society. In 2010, Sheryl became Head of Risk at Coventry Building Society after serving as Head of Risk and Compliance at Lloyds Bank since 2006. Previously, she held key roles at Barclaycard including Head of Audit and Risk Director. She began her career at NatWest Bank in 1996.

Sheryl is trained as a chartered accountant, has an LLM and received her Master in Business Administration from London Business School.

Malcolm Himsworth
Non-Executive Director

Malcolm was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board Risk Committee in November 2019. A chartered accountant, his early career with Coopers and Lybrand spanned audit and consulting in both the UK and Australia. He has many years of audit, risk and regulatory compliance experience across senior executive roles at National Australia Bank, NatWest, Barclays as well as other major institutions as a specialist consultant.

Malcolm is an experienced Independent Non-Executive Director whose current appointments are: Deputy Chairman and Chair of Audit Committee at CAF Bank, a bank for charities; an independent member of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee at the Charities Aid Foundation, one of the UK’s largest charities; and, Chair of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at the Teachers Building Society, a focused mutual in particular providing mortgages to teachers.

Malcolm was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board Risk Committee in November 2019. A chartered accountant, his early career with Coopers and Lybrand spanned audit and consulting in both the UK and Australia. He has many years of audit, risk and regulatory compliance experience across senior executive roles at National Australia Bank, NatWest, Barclays as well as other major institutions as a specialist consultant.

Malcolm is an experienced Independent Non-Executive Director whose current appointments are: Deputy Chairman and Chair of Audit Committee at CAF Bank, a bank for charities; an independent member of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee at the Charities Aid Foundation, one of the UK’s largest charities; and, Chair of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at the Teachers Building Society, a focused mutual in particular providing mortgages to teachers.

Marc Lagrené
Non-Executive Director

Marc joined the Board as Non-Executive Director in January 2019. He joined RCI Banque in 1990 and has been with RCI Bank and Services his entire career. In 2018, Marc was appointed Vice President Customer & Operations and become a member of the RCI Bank and Services Executive Committee. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Group Head of Internal Control and had responsibility for overseeing RCI’s Bank and Services relationship with the European Central Bank.

Prior to this, Marc was CEO of RCI Argentina from 2011 to 2014. He has held several operational and corporate positions from 1994 to 2010, including the Head of Controlling and Credit Risk Management in Italy and in France.

Marc is a graduate of HEC Paris where he received his Management diploma.

Marc joined the Board as Non-Executive Director in January 2019. He joined RCI Banque in 1990 and has been with RCI Bank and Services his entire career. In 2018, Marc was appointed Vice President Customer & Operations and become a member of the RCI Bank and Services Executive Committee. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Group Head of Internal Control and had responsibility for overseeing RCI’s Bank and Services relationship with the European Central Bank.

Prior to this, Marc was CEO of RCI Argentina from 2011 to 2014. He has held several operational and corporate positions from 1994 to 2010, including the Head of Controlling and Credit Risk Management in Italy and in France.

Marc is a graduate of HEC Paris where he received his Management diploma.

Jean-Louis Labauge
Non-Executive Director

Jean-Louis joined RCI Bank and Services over twenty years ago and has held a number of senior leadership roles as managing director of the subsidiaries in several countries and as Group Officer for Financial Risk Control, CRD Project Director and Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Officer.

Prior to joining in 2016, he was Managing Director of Nissan Renault Financial Services India, which he launched and grew into a leading auto finance lender in just a few years. Jean-Louis is passionate about effortless digital experience and great customer service.

Jean-Louis is a graduate from HEC Paris where he received his Management diploma and holds a DECF degree in accountancy after attending the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris.

Jean-Louis joined RCI Bank and Services over twenty years ago and has held a number of senior leadership roles as managing director of the subsidiaries in several countries and as Group Officer for Financial Risk Control, CRD Project Director and Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Officer.

Prior to joining in 2016, he was Managing Director of Nissan Renault Financial Services India, which he launched and grew into a leading auto finance lender in just a few years. Jean-Louis is passionate about effortless digital experience and great customer service.

Jean-Louis is a graduate from HEC Paris where he received his Management diploma and holds a DECF degree in accountancy after attending the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris.

Julien Louisor
CFO & Executive Director

Julien was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director in July 2020 following his appointment as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is also a member of the RCI Bank UK Executive Committee.

Julien has worked for our parent company, RCI Bank and Services, for over ten years in Spain, France and most recently, as the CFO in Ireland for three years. Prior to becoming CFO of RCI Bank, he was the Deputy CFO from October 2019.

Julien holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Institut Mines-Telecom Business School. He is multilingual with fluency in English, French and Spanish.

Julien was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director in July 2020 following his appointment as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is also a member of the RCI Bank UK Executive Committee.

Julien has worked for our parent company, RCI Bank and Services, for over ten years in Spain, France and most recently, as the CFO in Ireland for three years. Prior to becoming CFO of RCI Bank, he was the Deputy CFO from October 2019.

Julien holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Institut Mines-Telecom Business School. He is multilingual with fluency in English, French and Spanish.

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