People at Triodos
Triodos Bank could not achieve its mission without the whole-hearted support, effort and commitment of all its co-workers. It will only be able to make a name for itself as a pioneering force in sustainable banking if its co-workers continue to be able to identify with, and make a real contribution towards, the Bank’s mission. To this end, our co-workers are not only very closely involved in the development of new products and services for customers but also in the financial, social and environmental performance of Triodos Bank itself.
See below for brief profiles of the UK management team.
Bevis Watts, Managing Director, Triodos Bank UK
Bevis Watts became Managing Director of Triodos Bank UK in April 2016 having previously been Head of Business Banking at Triodos for almost 5 years 2008-12.
He has nearly 20 years of experience working in sustainability in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Bevis has only worked for values-led organisations and from 2013-16 he was Chief Executive of Avon Wildlife Trust and was Head of Business Support at The Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) for 6 years (2001-07). A fascination with the role of money and using it to stimulate behaviour change or growth in a sustainable economy has been a common thread throughout his career.
He holds a first class business degree and a PhD in Management Science, is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and a Fellow of the RSA.
He is a member of the Bristol Homes Board and was a Board member of Bristol 2015, the delivery company for Bristol European Green Capital 2015. He was the inaugural Chair of the West of England Nature Partnership and he was elected to represent Local Nature Partnerships at a national level on the ESI Funds National Growth Board 2013-2015. He is a past Trustee of the Bristol Natural History Consortium and The Marian Cowie Charitable Trust, and a past Board member of South West Wildlife Trusts, Folly Farm Centre Ltd and Gloucestershire Wildlife Management Ltd.
Projects and organisations that Bevis has worked for have won the Queen's Award for Sustainable Enterprise, Green Apple Awards, International CSR Excellence Award and FT Sustainable Bank of the Year during his tenure.
He has immense passion and energy for the natural environment and social equality. Wildlife is a keen interest which led him to volunteer on three international marine conservation programmes and establish a small conservation charity in Warwickshire.
Huw Davies, Head of Retail Banking
Huw Davies is Head of Retail Banking with responsibility for personal/business banking product and pricing and the contact centre. Prior to joining Triodos, Huw worked for 11 years at Nationwide Building Society, where since 2007 he was savings product marketing controller, with responsibility for product development, pricing, and customer proposition development. During his time at Nationwide he also worked on mortgages, and general insurance. Huw has a first class degree from Cambridge university, and a post-graduate diploma in marketing. He has taught English in southern India, and is passionate about realising the potential of money to do good.
Rebecca Pritchard, Head of Business Banking
Rebecca joined the bank in September 2013 and leads the team responsible for UK business banking activities with SMEs, social enterprises and charities, with particular focus on the Environmental, Food & Farming, and Social and cultural sectors.
Rebecca has nearly 30 years experience in the financial services sector, and began her career as a corporate relationship banker with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, before relocating to the UK in 1989 to join the bank’s Project Finance team, where she advised and financed major infrastructure projects in Europe. Rebecca then joined accountancy firm Grant Thornton in Bristol, where she established a Government & Infrastructure advisory team advising public sector procurers and private sector contractors on long term public-private partnerships for capital projects in education, environmental services, housing, health and blue light services.
Judy Rose, Head of Operations
Judy Rose is Triodos Bank's Head of Operations, with responsibility for customer operations, large project implementation, facilities management and ICT services. Judy has more than 20 years' experience as a project manager and developer in the financial sector, including several years with the Woolwich Building Society, and holds an MSc in Information Systems. Judy first started working for Triodos' forerunner in the UK, Mercury Provident, in 1993, and after a few years of freelance work returned to the bank in 2006.
Kit Beazley, Head of Finance
Kit joined the bank in 2008 with 16 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London, where he continued to work for two years as a management consultant focusing on management information systems. He then moved into financial services, spending ten years with Chartered Trust, the UK consumer finance subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank. His roles included planning, treasury, finance and finally Head of Strategy, and he moved to Lloyds TSB to work in the Asset Finance Division when the company was sold to them. A move to Zurich Financial Services, where he worked in capital management and finance roles across the UK businesses, added insurance to his banking experience. He then moved to Stroud and Swindon Building Society where he worked as Finance Director for two years, before joining Triodos. Working at Triodos means Kit feels his work is now much better aligned with his long-standing support for organisations such as Friends of the Earth, Tree Aid and Sustrans.
Paula Searle, Head of Human Resources (responsibility for all HR activities in the UK with Sarah King)
Paula joined Triodos Bank in 2012 bringing a wealth of experience from companies like British Airways, Dyson and Axa. Paula is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a certified career coach and is now studying towards an MSc in Positive Psychology.
Outside of work, Paula has travelled extensively and this coupled with a passion for conservation led her to volunteer for three months at Ape Action Africa, a primate sanctuary in Cameroon, West Africa. Her original visit was over 10 years ago, but it remains a project she continues to visit and actively support today.
Sarah King, Head of Human Resources
Sarah King is Triodos Bank’s Head of Human Resources with responsibility for all HR activities in the UK. Sarah has fifteen years’ experience in Human Resource Management within charitable, public and private organisations. Sarah first started working for Triodos Bank in 2002 and left in 2004 to re-join us again in 2010. Sarah’s recent experience is predominantly change projects within large financial services organisations; AXA, RSA (Royal and Sun Alliance) and Capita. Sarah is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.