Chairman: Iain Cornish
Non Executive Directors: Robin Ashton, Roger Lovering, Lindsey McMurray, Paul Lawrence, Sally-Ann Hibberd, David Gagie, Andrew Didham

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Steve Pateman

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Steve joined Shawbrook as CEO in January 2016 from Santander UK, where he was Executive Director and Head of UK Banking, with responsibility for building its SME franchise, running the bank’s Corporate, Commercial, Business and Retail banking operations as well as Wealth Management. Steve holds a number of additional board positions, sitting on the Financial Capability Board at Money Advice Service and the Advisory Board at Pollen Street Capital. Steve is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Arora Group. 

Prior to joining Santander in 2008, Steve spent eight years at RBS, where he was CEO of Business Banking, Retail Markets and Managing Director of Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking, Corporate Markets. 

Steve was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of Kent in 2016 for his contribution to Banking and the University. He has a young family and in his “spare time” likes to follow Everton football club and Sussex county cricket team.

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Angela Wakelin

Chief Operating Officer

Angela joined Shawbrook as COO in November 2016. For the previous 8 years she worked at Santander where she was part of the team that built its Corporate & Commercial Banking business and most recently headed up the Operations and Control function for the UK Banking Division which spanned across the Retail, Wealth and Business Banking segments.

Angela started her career in branch banking at NatWest and then worked for RBS since 2000 in a number of roles across its various business, product and functional teams.

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Stephen Johnson

Deputy CEO and Director, Managing Director Property

Stephen has 14 years' experience in building specialist lending businesses, across commercial and consumer lending markets in the UK. He is qualified as a chartered accountant.

Stephen was part of the founding team at Shawbrook Bank and was also a founding member of the management team at Commercial First. Prior to this Stephen worked in corporate finance advisory.

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Dylan Minto

Chief Financial Officer and Director

Dylan spent eight months as Interim CFO at Shawbrook. He previously spent 11 years with KPMG (amongst other things, providing advice on the original Northern Rock restructure in 2009 and RBS’s participation in the Asset Protection Scheme) and joined Shawbrook in 2013. He has extensive experience in the UK banking and finance sector. He is ACA qualified and holds a dual BA Honours degree in German and Business Studies from Sheffield University.

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Evelyn Hamilton

Managing Director, Consumer Lending

Evelyn joined Shawbrook in January 2016 from Lloyds Banking Group where she has held a number of roles since 2007, most recently as Director of Lloyds Personal Loans. Prior to this, Evelyn held senior roles at Banco Santander credit card business and at Barclays.
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Philip George

Managing Director, Business Development

Prior to Shawbrook, Philip was Managing Director of Commercial First Mortgages since 2003. In 2009, Philip also became Managing Director and co-founder of Link Loans Ltd, a prime secured loan lender. Prior to joining Commercial First Mortgages, Philip, a qualified banker, had been the Managing Director of First National Bank — the leading finance house and specialist lending arm of Abbey National plc. His career with First National spanned over 30 years, culminating in becoming Managing Director in 1997 and CEO in 2000.

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Daniel Rushbrook

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Daniel holds a law degree from Oxford University and a Masters law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and worked in commercial private practice in the City for nine years, first with Linklaters LLP then Macfarlanes LLP. In 2004, he became the first in-house lawyer for Commercial First Mortgages Limited, joining its Board as Legal Director a year later. Daniel transferred to Shawbrook in 2011, as part of the Commercial First management team.

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Hugh Fitzpatrick

Chief Risk Officer

Prior to joining Shawbrook, Hugh worked in various Credit and Risk roles at GE Capital, the finance arm of General Electric Inc. He joined GE in 2003 and notable roles he performed there were the Chief Risk Officer for the Factoring and ABL Platforms in Europe, being the Chief Credit Officer of GE Capital UK, the Head of Enterprise Risk and, most recently, the Chief Risk Officer of GE Capital UK. Hugh holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Post Graduate MSc in International Banking and Finance at Heriot Watt University.

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Debbie Griffin

Group HR Director

Debbie joined Shawbrook as Group HR Director in May 2016 from SocGen where she was for 5 years; latterly in the position of Head of HR for EMEA. Prior to SocGen Debbie spent time at a number of Financial Institutions including Rabobank, Commerzbank and JP Morgan. She started her career with ICI in the North East.