Santander UK today announced the appointment of Graham Calder as interim Chief Information Officer and Daryl Brookes as Director of IT Operations & Service Delivery.
Graham will lead the delivery and development of Santander UK’s ambitious technology strategy and IT transformation plan, supporting Santander’s aim to become a digital bank with a human touch. Daryl will report to Graham and focus on delivering industry-leading levels of IT service provision and performance across all areas of the bank. 
Graham has held senior technology roles at market leaders across a wide range of sectors facing significant digital disruption to established business models, including as Group CIO at Ladbrokes Coral Group and CTO for Pearson PLC. He is a non-executive director at NubeGo, a specialist UK cloud consultancy.
Daryl joins from Metro Bank where is currently Interim Cloud CIO & Director of IT Operations & Service Delivery. Daryl brings over three decades of experience in senior IT roles, including positions at Nationwide where he led technology operations and service management for over five years, and before that at Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Zurich.
Tony Prestedge, Deputy CEO, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Graham and Daryl to the team as we continue to execute our digital transformation. Both bring a wealth of expertise and experience in delivering major technology change programmes, which will be invaluable as we deliver on our ambitious plans over the coming years.”
Carlos Selonke, Santander UK’s current Chief Information Technology Officer, has been appointed to a new role as Head of Core Banking Migration. He will lead the vital strategic programme of work to migrate and modernise Santander UK’s core banking systems and decommission legacy systems.
Graham and Carlos will both report to Iain Plunkett, Chief Operating Officer, as part of his redesigned Technology, Transformation and Operations division.

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2. Career History – Graham Calder       
2020-present                                Managing Director Digital Futures Group, NED and Strategic Advisor
2019-2020                                    Babylon Health
                                                           MD Engineering and Systems (CIO)
2018-19                                          RAC Motoring Services
2016-2018                                     Ladbrokes Coral Group (formerly Gala Coral Group)
2011-2015                                     Pearson
2014-2015                                      CTO Technology Operations Pearson Shared Services
2011-2014                                      CTO Global Platforms and Services
2010                                                 Eircom Group
                                                           Director of Central Technology Services
2007-2009                                     BskyB
                                                            Director of Core Application Development and Maintenance
2006-2007                                     BT PLC
                                                            Business Engagement Director
2005-2006                                     AOL
                                                            Technical Consultant
2000-2005                                     Orange
2004-2005                                      Head of Network Services
2003-2004                                      Head of Products and Services Delivery
2000-2003                                      Service Design Program Manager
1990-2000                                     Fugro Geoteam Ltd
                                                            Seismic Engineer to Engineering Support Manager
3. Career History – Daryl Brookes
2020 – Present                            Metro Bank Plc
                                                           Cloud CIO & Director of IT Operations & Service Delivery (Interim)
2014 – 2020                                 Nationwide Building Society
2014 - 2020                                  Director of IT Operations & Service Delivery
2014 - 2014                                  Transformation Director (Interim)
2010 - 2013                                  Barclays Bank Plc
                                                           IT and Change Director
2009 - 2010                                  Lloyds Banking Group
                                                           Programme Director (Interim)
2009                                                Zurich
                                                          Head of Development Factory (Interim)
2007 - 2009                                 Barclays Bank Plc
                                                         IT Director (Interim and Permanent), Barclaycard Secured Lending
2007                                               Lloyds TSB General Insurance
                                                         Head of Portfolio Delivery (Interim)
2001 - 2006                                 HBOS Plc
2004 - 2006                                 Director of IT, Personal Lending
2001 – 2004                                Programme Director (Interim)
2000 - 2001                                 Scottish & Southern Energy Plc
                                                          Programme Director (Interim)
2000                                                British Energy Plc
                                                           Programme Director (Interim)
1998 - 1999                                 Hyder Plc
                                                          Programme Director
1991 - 1998                                  McDonnell Information Systems Group Plc
1996 - 1998                                   Head of Police Systems Division
1991 – 1996                                  Business Analyst and Product Manager
1988 - 1991                                   Personnel Hygiene Services
                                                            IT Support Manager (Graduate Management Trainee)        
Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2020, the bank had around 21,900 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in Europe and the Americas, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Its purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of 2020, Banco Santander had more than a trillion euros in total funds, 148 million customers, of which 22.8 million are loyal and 42.4 million are digital, 11,000 branches and 191,000 employees.