03 November 2016

TSB bank plc appoints independent non-executive director


TSB Bank plc today announces that Graeme Hardie has joined its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.  


Graeme has broad experience in the financial services sector, including extensive retail banking experience having spent much of his career at Royal Bank of Scotland where, as Managing Director for Retail Banking at NatWest, he led the post-acquisition change programme. 

He also worked as a Senior Advisor to the CEO at the Financial Services Authority, and has in the past held non-executive roles at several companies including Co-operative Bank and Metro Bank.

Will Samuel, Chairman of TSB Bank plc, said:  “I am delighted to welcome Graeme to TSB.  Graeme brings a wealth of experience to our non-executive team.  His extensive retail banking experience will be invaluable to us as we continue on our mission to bring more competition to UK banking and ultimately make banking better for all UK consumers.”

On joining TSB’s Board, Graeme Hardie, said:“I have been incredibly impressed with the progress TSB has made since it launched on UK high streets as a challenger bank three years ago.  It’s an exciting time to be joining the team and I’m looking forward to playing my part in TSB’s future success.”


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TSB Board structure

Chairman                                         Will Samuel

Chief Executive Officer                      Paul Pester

Chief Finance Officer                         Ralph Coates

Non-Executive Directors                    Sandra Dawson (Remuneration Committee Chair)

                                                         Alexandra Kinney Pritchard (Risk Committee Chair)

                                                         Polly Williams (Audit Committee Chair)

                                                         Miquel Montes

                                                         Tomás Varela


For further information about TSB Bank plc, please visit our website www.tsb.co.uk.


Graeme Hardie

Current positions

Northpoint Consultancy Services, Founding Director (since 2007).

Non-Executive career

2013 – 2016         Co-operative Banking Group

                                Non-Executive Director and Risk Committee Chair           

2012 – 2015         FNZ (UK)

                                Non-Executive Director

2007 – 2013         Shelter (Scottish Advisory Board)


2010 – 2013         Metro Bank (UK) 

                                Non-Executive Director

2008 – 2009         Dunfermline Building Society

                                Non-Executive Director

2007 – 2009         Hartford Life (Europe)

                                Senior Advisor

Executive Career

2008 – 2012         Financial Services Authority, Senior Adviser to CEO, Retail Markets

2005 – 2007         Abbey National Bank, Executive Director, Retail Banking

1978 – 2005         Royal Bank of Scotland, various roles including:

2002 – 2005         Managing Director, Retail Banking, NatWest

2000 – 2002         Director, Retail Change Planning, NatWest 

1997 – 2000         Head of Retail Network Services

1995 – 1997         Regional Retail Manager

1992 – 1995         Retail Project Manager


MBA, Edinburgh University



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