• Neeta Atkar

    Chief Risk Officer

  • Neeta is an experienced risk professional with over 20 years experience working in the financial services private and public sectors across a range of risk disciplines.

    Prior to joining TSB, Neeta was Lloyds Banking Group’s Financial Crime & Operational Risk Director, responsible for setting the Group's risk appetite, high level policies and strategies for financial crime and operational risk. Neeta joined Lloyds in August 2007 and, prior to moving to Group Risk in January 2009, she held both the role of Operational Risk Director and Regulatory Risk Director for the Lloyds TSB retail bank.

    Neeta started her career at the Bank of England. During her 10 years there, she undertook a variety of roles, including responsibility for supervising banks, roles in the Bank's own banking department and policy roles representing the Bank in Basel. She moved to the Financial Services Authority on its creation, at which time she was responsible for developing policy in relation to market risks and involved in various projects relating to the integration of the heritage regulatory bodies.

    Neeta left the FSA to join one of the big four consultancy firms where she worked with a number of financial services clients on a wide range of regulatory, governance and credit risk projects. Thereafter, Neeta worked at Abbey National, where she was involved in the Bank's project to become compliant with the Basel II credit risk requirements. She later moved into the insurance industry as Group Operational Risk Director at Royal & Sun Alliance, where she developed and implemented their operational risk management and measurement framework.

    Neeta has been a Justice of the Peace for over 15 years and enjoys running and playing golf.

    In July 2016 Neeta was appointed as a non-executive director to the Board and the new Chair of the British Business Bank Board Risk Committee.