Cathy Turner was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director in December 2016 and is also a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee and chair of the Remuneration Committee. Ms Turner is an experienced non-executive director who has spent over 30 years working in senior leadership roles at global organisations. After an initial career in consulting, Ms Turner moved into financial services in 1997 with Barclays plc, where she rose to the position of group HR director and was a member of the group executive committee. At various times, her responsibilities also included group strategy and investor relations. Her most recent executive role was as chief administration officer at Lloyds Banking Group plc where she was responsible for a number of corporate functions.
Ms Turner’s current board roles include being non-executive director and chair of the Remuneration Committee at Countrywide plc and non-executive director and chair of the Remuneration Committee at Aldermore Group plc, part of the FirstRand Group. She is also a part-time partner at the senior advisory organisation Manchester Square Partners. Ms Turner holds a BA (Hons) degree from Lancaster University in Economics.