InFocus: Insights From The Banking & Financial Services Sector

04/12/2016By Gail Danvers
Welcome to the Winter Edition of psd’s Banking & Financial Services InFocus.

Welcome to the latest edition of psd‘s Banking and Financial Services InFocus, in which we talk to four of the sector’s leaders about the challenges they face in 2016.

Graham Davin, CEO at United Trust Bank Limited and Alan Mathewson, Managing Director of Wealth Management & Private Banking at Santander both offer some fascinating insights into their leadership styles and what the future looks like for their business.

John Thirlwell, Non-executive Director for the Institute of Operational Risk and co-author of “Mastering Operational Risk” shares his views on Board accountability when embedding values and building culture in the workplace.

Finally Ketan Malde, CFO at the Hampshire Trust Bank, talks about building a challenger bank.

I hope that you will enjoy reading this edition and I very much look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments. As always the publication of a new Banking and Financial Services InFocus provides an excellent opportunity to keep in touch with and thank our many clients and candidates.


Interview with Graham Davin, CEO of United Trust Bank

Graham Davin, United Trust Bank CEO, on new businesses and divisions, the challenges the business has faced, and the career advice he would give himself.

Interview with Alan Mathewson, Managing Director at Santander

Alan Mathewson, Managing Director at Santander UK, on the businesses biggest opportunities and challenges, and his pivotal career moments.

Culture and the Board

Changing the behaviours of leaders in many firms is not easy, but it is the board’s responsibility to articulate and communicate the cultural values.

Building a Challenger Bank

Ketan Malde, Chief Financial Officer at Hampshire Trust Bank, on the long and winding road to achieving challenger status.

About the author

executive recruiter

Gail Danvers


Gail leads psd‘s rapidly expanding Banking & Financial Services and Risk & Compliance capabilities. She specialises in Executive, Non-Executive and Director appointments and has an excellent track record of delivering on CRO, COO and CFO appointments, working both with Big Four and global institutions, as well as the growing fintech sector.