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Baroness Shriti Vadera, Chairman

Shriti Vader, Joint Deputy Chairman

Shriti Vadera was appointed to the Board of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 1 January 2015 and became Chair on 30 March 2015. She is also Chair of the Santander UK plc Board Nomination Committee.

 

Shriti was an investment banker with S G Warburg / UBS, on the Council of Economic Advisers, HM Treasury, Minister in the Cabinet Office, Business Department and International Development Department, G20 Adviser, and advised Governments, banks, and investors on the Eurozone crisis, banking sector, debt restructuring and markets.

 

Shriti is Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton and Independent Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca.

Juan Inciarte, Deputy Chairman

Juan Inciarte, Deputy Chairman

Juan Inciarte was appointed Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc on 1 December 2004 and appointed to the Board of Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 10 January 2014. He is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Risk Committee. Juan joined Banco Santander, S.A. in 1985. After holding various positions, he was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1991, holding this office until 1999. He is currently a member of the Boards of Santander Consumer Finance S.A., SAM Investment Holdings Limited and Banco Santander's International Advisory Board.

 

Juan was a Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank plc and has served on the Board of Directors of ABN Amro, First Fidelity Bancorp and First Union Corporation (now part of Wells Fargo), San Paolo - IMI in Italy, Sovereign Bancorp in the US, NIBC Bank N.V. in the Netherlands and Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A. of Spain.

 

Juan is a member of the US-Spain Council and previously served as its Chairman for four years until December 2013. He is a member of the Spain-Japan Council Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carlos V International Centre of the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Ana Botín, Non-Executive Director

Ana Botín was appointed Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 29 September 2014. She is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Nomination Committee.

 

Ana joined the Banco Santander group in 1988 and was appointed as Executive Chairman of Banco Santander, S.A. in September 2014. She has been a member of Banco Santander, S.A.'s, Board and Executive Committee since 1989 and has previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Santander UK plc. Ana has extensive financial services experience, having directed Banco Santander, S.A.'s Latin American expansion in the 1990s and was responsible for the Latin American Corporate Banking, Asset Management and Treasury divisions.

 

Ana is Founder and Vice-Chair of the Empresa y Crecimiento Foundation, which finances small and medium companies in Latin America, and a Non-Executive Director of The Coca-Cola Company.

Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Non-Executive Director

Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Non-Executive Director

Bruce Carnegie-Brown was appointed to the board of Santander UK plc on 1 October 2012 and the board of Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 10 January 2014. He became Independent Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc on 1 October 2012. Upon his appointment as first Vice Chairman and lead independent director of the Board of Banco Santander, S.A. on 12 February 2015, he was no longer considered to be independent. He is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Risk Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Remuneration Committee.

 

Bruce is currently Chairman of Moneysupermarket.com Group plc and Non-Executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. Previously, he was Chair of Aon UK Limited, CEO of Marsh UK and Managing Director of JP Morgan. Bruce has also served as the Senior Independent Director of Catlin Group Limited and Close Brothers Group plc.

Alain Dromer, Independent Non-Executive Director

Alain Dromer, Non-Executive Director, Santander UK

Alain Dromer was appointed to the Board of Santander UK plc on 1 October 2013. He was appointed to the Board of Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 10 January 2014. He is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Risk Committee, Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Remuneration Committee.

 

Alain is an experienced financial services executive director with 25 years' experience in asset management and capital markets in the UK and Europe, together with nearly 10 years' experience with the French Treasury. Alain Dromer was previously CEO of Aviva Investors; Global Head of Group Investment Business of HSBC Investments; Head of Asset Management at CCF Crédit Commercial de France and Head of Capital Markets of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild Banque. Prior to that he held various roles in the Government of France, French Treasury including Section Head, World Monetary Affairs & IMF, and Deputy Head/Office of Financial Markets.

 

Alain is currently a director of four Moody's subsidiaries in Europe, including Moody's Investors Service Limited; and a director of Majid Al Futtaim Trust LLC and Henderson European Focus Trust plc.

Scott Wheway, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Scott Wheway, Non-Executive Director

Scott Wheway was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc on 1 October 2013 and became the Senior Independent Director on 18 May 2015. He is Chair of the Santander UK plc Board Remuneration Committee and a member of the Board Risk Committee, Board Audit Committee and Board Nomination Committee. Scott Wheway was appointed to the Board of Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 10 January 2014.

 

He is an experienced executive director from the retail sector, with nearly 30 years’ retail experience in the UK and internationally, together with over 5 years' experience as a non-executive within Financial Services.

 

Scott Wheway was CEO of Best Buy Europe and MD of Boots the Chemist, prior to which he held various senior roles within Tesco plc, including Operations Director and CEO, Tesco Japan.

 

He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc1 where he is Chair of the Governance Committee and a Member of the Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is also Chair of Aviva Insurance Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Centrica plc.

1 Scott Wheway will retire from the Board of Aviva plc with effect from 31 December 2016.

Chris Jones, Independent Non-Executive Director

Chris Jones was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 30 March 2015. He became Chair of the Santander UK plc Board Audit Committee on 30 March 2015 and is a member of the Board Risk Committee, Board Remuneration Committee and Board Nomination Committee.

 

Chris was a Senior Audit Partner at PwC, specialising in the audit of banks and other financial services companies. He also led PwC's EMEA Financial Services practice and was a member of their FS global leadership team.

 

Chris is a past president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and continues to chair their Advisory Board. He is also an independent director of Redburn (Europe) Limited where he chairs their Audit and Risk Committee.

Manuel Soto, Non-Executive Director

Manuel Soto, Non-Executive Director, Santander UK

Manuel Soto was appointed as Non-Executive Director Santander UK plc on 1 November 2013 and joined the Board of Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 10 January 2014. He is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Audit Committee. Manuel was formerly a Board member of Banco Santander, S.A. from 1999 to April 2013, and within that period was Chair of the Banco Santander, S.A. Audit and Compliance Committee.

 

Manuel has significant experience in Financial Services, undertaking a variety of Executive and Director level roles, including a 38 year career at Arthur Andersen, where he discharged, among other responsibilities, EMEIA Area Managing Partner and Chairman of the Worldwide Board.

 

Manuel is currently a Director of Cartera Industrial Rea, S.A., a Spanish quoted corporation, and is on the advisory board of Grupo Barceló and Befesa Medio Ambiente, S.A. He also served on the Board as Vice Chairman of Indra Sistemas, S.A. and on the Board of Corporación Financiera Alba.

Genevieve Shore, Independent Non-Executive Director

Genevieve Shore was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 18 May 2015. She is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Risk Committee, Board Audit Committee and Board Remuneration Committee.

 

Genevieve has a wealth of experience in the media and technology industries. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Moneysupermarket.com Group plc and Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, bringing technology and digital media expertise to their respective Boards. Currently, Genevieve chairs the Next Fifteen Communications Group plc Remuneration Committee. She is also a member of the Board Audit and Nomination Committees of Next Fifteen Communications Group plc as well as a member of the Board Audit, Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees of Moneysupermarket.com Group plc.

Ed Giera, Independent Non-Executive Director

Ed Giera was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 19 August 2015. He became Chair of the Santander UK Board Risk Committee on 1 November 2015 and is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Remuneration Committee.

 

Ed is an experienced Non-Executive Director, having held a number of Board roles since retiring from JP Morgan Securities, the investment banking affiliate of JP Morgan Chase & Co. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Pension Corporation Group Limited, a holding company for the Pension Insurance Corporation, where he also chairs the Board Audit & Risk Committee. Alongside this role, he is a Non-Executive Director for two funds managed by the alternative investment manager, Renshaw Bay LLP. Ed also provided corporate finance advisory and fiduciary services as Principal of E.J. Giera, LLC, and was formerly a Non-Executive Director for NovaTech, L.L.C. and the Life and Longevity Markets Association. 

Annemarie Durbin, Independent Non-Executive Director

Annemarie Durbin was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 13 January 2016. She is a member of the Santander UK plc Board Risk Committee, Board Audit Committee and the Board Remuneration Committee.

 

Over an executive career spanning 30 years, Annemarie gained broad international banking experience across Asia, Africa & the Middle East. This culminated in being a member of Standard Chartered’s Executive Committee. Prior to this, Annemarie was CEO and Executive Director of Standard Chartered’s publicly listed entity in Thailand. Also she was CEO in the Philippines; held various commercial, retail & institutional banking roles; and led several global support functions.

 

Annemarie is a non-executive director of WH Smith PLC and a member of its Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. She is also Chair of the UK Listing Authority Advisory Panel. Annemarie is a qualified barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and a qualified solicitor in the UK. She holds a MSc specialising in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School and is an accredited executive coach.

Peter Jackson, Non-Executive Director

Peter Jackson was appointed Non-Executive Director of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc on 1 April 2016. 

 

Peter has extensive experience and knowledge of the financial industry and is Head of Banco Santander S.A.’s Innovation business. He was CEO of the Travelex Group, where he led a major process to transform the company, focused on digital innovation and business re-engineering, and through mergers and acquisitions.  Previously, he held senior positions at Lloyds and Halifax Bank of Scotland, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. 

 

Peter is a Non-Executive Director of Paddy Power Betfair plc.

Compliance with CRD IV
Santander UK plc complies with sections 4.3A.5R and 4.3A.7R of the FCA/PRA Senior Management Arrangements, Systems and Controls manual. The Board members of Santander UK plc are regularly reminded of their duty to notify the Board of any changes to their external directorships, which are kept under review by the Secretariat department.