David Bennett

David is an experienced Finance Director, CEO and Director in FTSE companies who has developed a Non-Executive career as a Chairman. David is Chairman of Audit & Risk Committees and an NED of both listed and unlisted international companies.

David has an in-depth understanding of retail banking, both within plc’s and mutuals, in finance and multiple functions. In his CEO role at Alliance & Leicester David had overall responsibility for assets of £77bn, profits of £400m and c. 8,000 employees.

Extensive expertise in strategic development, acquisitions, joint ventures, disposals, financial and change management, investor relations and negotiations with governments and regulators. David’s international experience covers USA, Asia and Australasia.

His approach to mentoring is to understand the issues and the context and then work closely with the client to implement pragmatic solutions to meet the agreed strategic goals.

Board mandates

Present Appointments

EasyJet plc NED and Chairman Audit Committee
Pacnet Limited NED and Chairman Remuneration Co
Jerrolds Holdings plc NED and Chairman Audit and Risk Committee
Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network Chairman
Rugby School Governor
Homeserve Membership Ltd Chairman

Past Non-Executive Appointments

CMC Markets plc NED  and Chairman Audit Committee
Clarity Commerce Solutions plc NED and Chairman Audit Committee

Past Executive Appointments

Board of the British Bankers Association Board member
Abbey National plc Executive Director
Alliance & Leicester plc Group Chief Executive
Lloyds TSB Group CEO, Countrywide Bank, New Zealand
Cheltenham & Gloucester plc Finance Director
Abbey National Building Society Sterling Money Market Dealer & Manager
Chemical Bank (New York) Money Market Dealer