We are thrilled to announce the recruitment of further exceptional talent as we continue on our journey of becoming a fully operational SME-focused bank by Q1 2021.
In addition to the original founding team members, Rod Ashley (CEO), Wendy Morrison (CFO) and Iain McBride (Director of Operations), we have appointed Craig McKellar as Head of IT and John Fisher as Chief Compliance and Risk Officer.
John joined us in January 2020 and is an experienced risk executive, able to cover all aspects of risk across the portfolio. Most recently, John was Director of Commercial & Credit Risk at Tesco Bank, and prior to that was a Senior Risk Specialist at the FSA. He has spent his entire career in risk management in banking, at Lloyds Banking Group, MBNA and the Co-operative Bank, among others.
Craig has spent the past two decades working within a variety of IT environments across both the public and private sectors. Combining a specific focus towards IT infrastructure with a passion for security, Craig has successfully facilitated multiple cloud-based operational models across a range of industries. Craig joined the Alba team in August 2019.
Both Craig and John were highly motivated by Alba’s customer proposition and excited to become part of our story as we strive to become a truly SME-focused bank.