David Gledhill – Appointment as Independent Non-Executive Director

Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc announce the appointment of David Gledhill as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 September 2024.

David is a Non-Executive Director of Singapore Airlines and the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore with significant experience in financial services, retail banking and digital transformation. He has held various senior leadership roles in the financial services industry, including Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology and Operations at DBS Bank in Singapore, spending over a decade in that role.

Santander UK Chairman, William Vereker said: “I am delighted to welcome David to the Boards of Santander UK. He brings a breadth of experience which will add value to our plans to transform our business and I am looking forward to working with him.”


Notes to editor

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 2023, the bank had around 19,800 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, 7 million digital customers via a nationwide 444 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 and one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. The group’s activities are consolidated into five global businesses: Retail & Commercial Banking, Digital Consumer Bank, Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), Wealth Management & Insurance and Payments (PagoNxt and Cards). This operating model allows the bank to better leverage its unique combination of global scale and local leadership. 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. In the first quarter of 2024, Banco Santander had €1.3 trillion in total funds, 166 million customers, 8,400 branches and 211,000 employees.