John Hitchins is a qualified accountant who brings 38 years of experience to the role, having spent his whole career at PricewaterhouseCoopers becoming Partner in 1988 and retiring in June 2014. He joined PwC after graduating from Oxford University in 1976 and has specialised in bank auditing and advisory services throughout his career.
John is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and was formerly chairman of the Institute’s Banking Committee and a Board member of the Institute’s Financial Services Faculty. He has also served as a member of the Institute’s Business Law Committee, the IFRS Advisory Council and the UK FCA Practitioner and Markets Practitioner Panels.
Cathy Turner is currently non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee at Countrywide plc. She is also vice president of UNICEF UK and is a council member of the Royal College of Art, and Institute of Financial Services.
Cathy has extensive experience in financial services with 15 years at Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. She was formerly chief administrative officer of Lloyds Banking Group plc.
At Barclays, she was a member of the group executive committee and group HR director with responsibility for human resources, strategy, corporate affairs, brand and marketing.
Glyn Jones, chairman of Aldermore Bank said: “I am delighted that Aldermore has been able to attract non-executive directors of John and Cathy’s calibre and experience and I’m very much looking forward to working with them both.
“This is an exciting time for John and Cathy to be joining the bank, as we continue to grow the banks's lending and deposit businesses and increasing the support we are providing to SMEs, homeowners and savers right across the UK.”