Meet the people behind the numbers

It takes a great team to back great businesses. Meet ours below.

Our Executive Committee

Our senior leadership team is responsible for driving forward our vision and mission in a sustainable way. They keep us close to our customers, helping us prioritise what matters most for them.

Rishi Khosla

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Joel Perlman

Co-founder and Senior Managing Director

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Rajesh Gupta

Chief Financial Officer

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James Cashmore

Chief Risk Officer

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Sharon Miles

Chief Operating Officer

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Ben Barbanel

Head of Debt Finance

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Neil Evans

Head of Credit Risk

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Alex Richards

Head of Corporate Strategy

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Lillian Bautista

Chief People Officer

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Kristjan Kaar

Chief Product Officer

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Mike Hancock

Chief Technology Officer

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Nick Lee

Head of Regulatory Affairs

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Matt Rigby

Head of Internal Audit

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Ben Wulwick

Head of Legal and Transaction

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Hugo Sousa

Senior Director of Marketing

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Valentina Kristensen

Director of Growth & Communications

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Our Board

Our Board of Directors encourage diverse and critical thinking. As a team, and individuals, they constantly challenge us to do better for our customers, colleagues, and society.

Rishi Khosla

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Joel Perlman

Co-founder and Senior Managing Director

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Rajesh Gupta

Chief Financial Officer

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Cyrus Ardalan

Chairman

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Robert Burgess

Non-executive director

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Ted Berk

Non-executive director

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Carolyn Schuetz

Non-executive director

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Timo Boldt

Non-executive director

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Join our mission

If you want to change banking for the better – helping savers reach important milestones and businesses scale at pace, then you’re in the right place.

See our careers page and check out our open roles.

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Our origin story

Our co-founders struggled to access the right financing in the UK, despite their outsized success as entrepreneurs. From that day, they knew banking was broken, and decided to fix it.

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What we’re up to

We’ve lent over £10bn to leading UK businesses – find out how we’re supporting them to think even further and achieve even more on our media and press hub.