Gary Page, Chair of the Triodos Bank UK Board, said: “These two new appointments are in line with our ambitions to strengthen our governance and increase the Board’s size and areas of expertise. We are pleased that Sian and Alessandra will complement the existing skills set of the board and provide further diversity to the Board, specifically with regards to gender.”
Alessandra has more than 25 years’ experience across banking, asset management and rating agencies. She is currently Director of Financial and Strategic Risk at NatWest, having previously held senior positions at Nordea Bank in Copenhagen and HSBC Europe in London. Her extensive risk management experience also includes positions at Moody’s, Invesco, JP Morgan and the Bank of England. Alessandra holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Gary added: “Alessandra is very aligned with the mission and values of the bank, with wider activities related to sustainable finance and climate risk management. Her extensive risk management skills and prudential risk governance experience are set to be incredibly valuable to TBUK, particularly given the risk-based challenges in the current economic environment.”
Speaking about her appointment, Alessandra commented: “I am delighted to join the Triodos Bank UK Board as the new iNED. I have a strong alignment with the work that the bank drives in making a positive difference to society. Becoming an iNED for the bank is a fantastic opportunity to combine my experience in risk management with my passion for social causes. I look forward to working with Triodos Bank UK co-workers and my fellow Board members.”
Sian Williams has been Triodos Bank UK’s CRO since January 2021. Prior to this, Sian had spent 16 years at Lloyds Bank in various senior risk and compliance roles, including four years as Risk Director of the bank’s International Wealth business unit.Sian brings over 20 years' financial risk and regulatory experience, gained working in the private and public sectors, both in the UK and internationally. She holds a Masters in Finance and an Economics degree.
Notes to editors
Full list of TBUK Board Members (as of 1 January 2023)
- Gary Page – Chair and Independent Non-Executive Director
- Karen Furlong – Independent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
- Richard Burrett – Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee
- Keith Bevan – Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Risk Committee
- Alessandra Mongiardino – Independent Non-Executive Director
- Bevis Watts – Executive Director and Triodos Bank UK Chief Executive Officer
- Sian Williams – Executive Director and Triodos Bank UK Chief Risk Officer
- Wibout de Klijne – Non-Executive Director and Triodos Bank Group Director of Compliance
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Ed Grattan, Triodos Bank
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About Triodos Bank
Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank has become a frontrunner in sustainable banking globally. As an independent bank that promotes responsible and transparent banking, it does not see any conflict between a focus on people and the planet and a good financial return. Instead, it believes that they reinforce each other in the long-term.
Triodos Bank has banking activities in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spain and Germany as well as Investment Management activities based in the Netherlands but active globally. Triodos Bank co-founded the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of 63 sustainable banks. Together these banks want to grow sustainable banking and its impact on the real economy substantially.
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