Management Team

Chairman: Iain Cornish
Non Executive Directors: Graham Alcock, Robin Ashton, Roger Lovering, Lindsey McMurray, Paul Lawrence, Sally-Ann Hibberd

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Tom Wood

Interim Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Tom Wood currently serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer of the Company and as a Director. Tom has significant experience in banking and financial management. Prior to joining the Group in 2012, Tom was the finance director of NBNK Investments plc and group CFO of Skipton Group. He began his career in financial services with Barclays where he held a number of senior roles in finance, risk and corporate development. Subsequently he was group CFO of Derbyshire Building Society, playing a key role in its merger with Nationwide, and also played a leading role in the restructure of Northern Rock in 2009. He is ACA qualified and holds a LLB (Hons) in International Law from Glasgow University.

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Stephen Johnson

Deputy CEO & Managing Director Commercial Mortgages

Stephen has 14 years' experience in building specialist lending businesses, across commercial and consumer lending markets in the UK. Stephen was part of the founding team at the bank and previously served again as a founding member of the management team at Commercial First, establishing a key profile in the intermediary market. He is ACA qualified and holds a BA(hons) in Management and Business Administration from Reading University.

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Philip George

Managing Director

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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Jim Cannon

Managing Director, Asset Finance

Jim has been in the finance industry for 36 years. He started his career with Bowmaker and worked for a small number of finance companies (including Hitachi) before joining Singer & Friedlander 15 years ago to establish block discounting. In 2005, Jim became CEO of Singers Corporate Asset Finance, Managing Director of the Corporate division of asset finance in 2013, and most recently Managing Director of Asset Finance in 2014.

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Simon Furnell

Managing Director, Savings & Outsourced Services

Simon has extensive banking and financial services experience in operations, establishing and leading outsourced service provision, service and operational transformation programmes across a range of product divisions and financial institutions. Simon joined Shawbrook in 2014 having previously directed major business transformation programmes at both Barclays and Barclaycard. His previous roles include Call Centre Director, Customer Services Director and Change Director in various divisions of the Lloyds Banking Group.

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Tim Hawkins

Managing Director, Shawbrook Business Credit

Tim Hawkins is managing director of Shawbrook Business Credit, formerly Centric Commercial Finance where he was co-founder. 

Recognised for leading high performing teams and delivering some of the most innovative, high profile transactions in the market, Tim is a pioneer of the asset-based lending industry in the UK. He has a strong track record of driving business growth over the past 20 years in a number of executive roles, including Commercial Director at Shawbrook Business Credit and Centric Commercial Finance and Managing Director at GE Commercial Finance.

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Nick Ellis-Calcott

IT Director

Prior to joining Shawbrook, Nicholas was part of the founding team of Commercial First Mortgages as IT Director. He was responsible for the implementation and administration of all IT systems and infrastructure, and played a key role in the launch of the first commercial mortgage application portal ‘Cfirst’, a platform that received industry wide success. He has a track record of building highly available and highly resilient systems and infrastructures.

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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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Tommy Wight

Change Director

Tommy Wight joined Shawbrook in January 2013 as Head of Change. Prior to joining Shawbrook, Tommy held a number of senior IT and change management roles at financial institutions, including the roles of IT Delivery Manager at Deutsche Bank, Programme Manager at NBNK Investments plc and Change Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Tommy has a BA (Hons) in Business & Information Management from Glasgow Caledonian University.
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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.