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Virgin Money appoints new Independent Non-Executive Director

02/09/2014

  • Olivia Dickson is appointed to the Board with effect from 1 September 2014

Virgin Money has today announced that it has strengthened its Board through the appointment of Olivia Dickson as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Olivia joined the Board on 1 September 2014 and will chair the Remuneration Committee.

Olivia is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee of Canada Life Limited and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Actuarial Council of the Financial Reporting Council. In recent years Olivia has served as a Non-Executive Director of Investec plc, and has also been a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority).

Olivia’s executive career includes over ten years at JP Morgan, where she was a Managing Director and Head of European Derivatives Brokerage amongst other roles. She previously held positions at Kleinwort Benson.

Sir David Clementi, Chairman of Virgin Money, said: “I am delighted that Olivia Dickson has joined the Board of Virgin Money. Olivia’s vast experience and knowledge of the financial services industry will be invaluable to us as we move forward and continue to build the Company. This is an excellent appointment to the Board and I look forward to working closely with Olivia.”



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NOTES TO EDITORS

1. Virgin Money Board

Following the appointment, the Virgin Money Board will comprise:

  • Sir David Clementi, Chairman
  • Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer
  • Lee Rochford, Chief Financial Officer
  • Norman McLuskie, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Colin Keogh, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Marilyn Spearing, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Olivia Dickson, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Gordon McCallum, Non-Executive Director
  • Patrick McCall, Non-Executive Director
  • James B. Lockhart III, Non-Executive Director


2. Olivia Dickson MA, MSc, CDipAF

Career history includes:

Current portfolio of appointments:

2011 –

CANADA LIFE LIMITED
Non-Executive Director; Chair Risk Committee; Member Audit Committee

2012 –

THE FINANCIAL REPORTING COUNCIL
Non-Executive Director; Chair Actuarial Council; Member Codes & Standards Committee

Non-Executive experience:

2011 – 2014

INVESTEC PLC / INVESTEC LIMITED
Non-Executive Director; Member Audit and Remuneration Committees

2009 - 2012

THE MINEWORKERS’ PENSION SCHEME LIMITED
Trustee Director; Chair Risk and Assurance Committee

2006 - 2013

THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (now the Financial Conduct Authority)
Member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee

2006 - 2012

INVISTA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC
Senior Independent Director; Chair Audit; Member Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees

2006 - 2009

AON LIMITED
Non-Executive Director; Chair Risk & Compliance; Member Finance and Nominations Committees

Executive experience:

1998 - 2006

THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY
- Senior Adviser

1987 – 1998

J.P. MORGAN, London
- Managing Director
- Head of Private Client Brokerage
- European Infrastructure Programme Manager
- Head of Derivatives Brokerage – London / Europe
- Head of Derivatives Research

1982 - 1986

KLEINWORT BENSON, London
- Credit and Market Risk Analyst – North American Banking Department



About Virgin Money

  • Virgin Money provides savings, mortgages, credit cards, pensions, investment and protection products
  • Virgin Money’s business ambition is to make “everyone better off” – this philosophy underpins our approach to business by offering good value to customers, treating employees well, making a positive contribution to society and delivering a profit to shareholders
  • Virgin Money is the official sponsor of the London Marathon, the biggest annual one-day fundraising event in the world. Virgin Money has helped London Marathon runners raise over £¼ billion through Virgin Money Giving, the not-for-profit online fundraising service, since 2010.
  • Virgin Money Holdings (UK) plc - Registered in England and Wales (Company No. 03087587). Registered Office - Jubilee House, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4PL.