•    Michelle Hinchliffe appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director 

Santander UK announces the appointment of Michelle Hinchliffe as an Independent Non-Executive Director (‘INED’) to the Boards of Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings Plc (together ‘Santander UK’), effective from 1 June 2023.  Michelle Hinchliffe will succeed Chris Jones as the Chair of the Board Audit Committee with effect from 1 September 2023, subject to regulatory approval, and will also join the Board Risk and Responsible Banking Committees.  

Michelle Hinchliffe has extensive experience in the financial services sector following a 37-year career with KPMG.  She is also an INED on the Board of BHP Group Limited and Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited.

William Vereker, Santander Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to announce that Michelle Hinchliffe will be joining the Boards of Santander UK as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Her deep knowledge of financial services, together with her global experience, will be of benefit to both the Boards and the business as a whole and I look forward to working with her in the months and years ahead.” 


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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 2022, the bank had around 19,000 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 FCA and the PRA in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the FSCS in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Santander aims to be the best open financial services platform providing services to individuals, SMEs, corporates, financial institutions and governments. The bank’s 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 €220 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2030. At the end of 2022, Banco Santander had €1.3 trillion in total funds, 160 million customers, 9,000 branches and 206,000 employees.