Chairman: Sir George Mathewson
Non Executive Directors: Sir Brian Ivory, Robin Ashton, Graham Alcock, Roger Lovering, Lindsey McMurray
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Pyman was appointed as Shawbrook's CEO in April 2014. Previously, Richard was MD of Shawbrook Asset Finance, (formerly Singers Asset Finance), a role that he held since 2005. He held positions on the Banking side of Singer & Friedlander from 1991 to 2004, including Head of Credit from 2000 to 2004. During his leadership of SAF, Richard led three acquisitions and one divestment, as well as completing the AAA rated securitisation in 2010. He holds an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge University and an MBA from City University Business School. Richard is also a non-Executive Director of Weatherbys Bank.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom brings significant experience of banking and financial management from his experience in a number of roles. He was most recently Finance Director of NBNK Investments plc. and previously Group CFO of Skipton Group. Tom, a qualified accountant, 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 successful merger with Nationwide, and played a leading role in the restructure of Northern Rock in 2009.
Managing Director, Commercial Mortgages
Stephen is a qualified chartered accountant with over twelve years' experience in building specialist lending businesses, primarily with operational and commercial experience of the UK intermediary market. Stephen was part of the founding team at Commercial First and established a key profile in the intermediary market with a number of the significant loan distributors and wider IFA and mortgage networks.
Managing Director, Secured Lending
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 CEO in 1997.
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.
Managing Director, Consumer Lending
Nick brings with him 20 years’ experience in the finance industry, having worked across a number of high profile organisations including Commercial First Mortgages, GE Capital and First National Bank. With extensive commercial knowledge and a strong background in B2B sales and operations, Nick has held executive roles as COO at Shawbrook, Sales Director and General Manager at GE as well as e-commerce Manager at First National Bank.
Managing Director, Savings & Outsourced Services
As MD of Shawbrook Savings and Outsourced Services Simon’s role encompasses the leadership of the savings, servicing and operational areas. Simon has a wealth of experience in establishing and leading outsourced service provision, customer services and operational improvement initiatives across a range of banks and financial institutions. Simon joined Shawbrook in 2014 having previously directed, major business transformation programmes at both Barclays and Barclaycard. Other roles include Call Centre Director, Customer Services Director and Change Director in various divisions of the Lloyds Banking Group.
Managing Director, Shawbrook Business Credit
John is a veteran of the financial services industry, the vast majority of that time spent in the asset based lending industry. John sits on the Executive Committee of the industry body ABFA (Asset Based Finance Association) and has previously been the Chairman of that body. Previous positions included Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer at GE Commercial Finance. Prior to this John spent a number of years with NMB Heller as Operations Director, Underwriting Director and Divisional Managing Director.
Prior to Shawbrook, Nicholas was 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 worked on a number of million pound projects and has a track record of building highly available and highly resilient systems and infrastructures.
Human Resources Director
Claire’s career started at the Bank of England in the Central Gilts. She then went on to hold various HR positions, UK and global, with a number of dynamic blue chip organisations including AMEC Group plc, Atos Origin, KPMG, Barclays, and Commercial First. She also holds an array of experience working with SMEs and start-up businesses, recently implementing strategy to guide Shawbrook through a number of merger and acquisition activities.
Legal Director & 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 then Macfarlanes. 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.