The Board

Adrian PiperChairman

Adrian has been a non-executive director of the Bank since 2010, and was appointed its Chairman in July 2017.

He is also Chairman of Hodge Life Assurance Company and a Trustee of the Hodge Foundation. Before joining the Board, Adrian enjoyed a career of almost 40 years with the Bank of England, latterly as its Agent for Wales. Adrian is also a member of Audit Committees of Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Alun BowenNon-executive director

Alun joined the Board of the Bank in 2013, and is the Chairman of the Risk and Conduct Committee. He is also a non-executive director of Hodge Life.

Alun enjoyed a 36 year career at KPMG. He became the Managing Partner of KPMG in Kazakhstan in 2008 and before that was the firm’s Senior Partner in Wales, specialising in the banking, insurance and retail financial services sectors. Between 2001 and 2005, he also headed KPMG’s practice advising global companies on sustainability.

Alun is Chair of the Audit Committees of PAO Severstal and Eurasian Bank JSC and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Alun has been chairman of Business in the Community in Wales, a member of the Council of the Prince’s Trust Cymru and the BT Wales Advisory Board.

Jonathan HodgeNon-executive director

Jonathan is the son of the group’s founder, Sir Julian Hodge, and represents the family’s interest on the Bank’s Board as well as chairing the Nomination Committee. He is also a non-executive director of Hodge Life and Chairman of the Bank’s UK parent The Carlyle Trust Limited.

Helen MolyneuxNon-executive director

Helen joined the board of Hodge Life in June 2015. She is also a non-executive director of Hodge Bank and Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Until November 2016, Helen was chief executive of NewLaw Legal, a business she established from scratch, which now employs over 400 people. She is now a non- executive director of NewLaw Legal and a non-executive director of the Frukamis board of the Admiral Insurance Group.

In 2011 Helen was named Welsh Woman of the Year and in 2013 the Law Society’s Business Woman of the Year. She was a member of the Silk Commission on Devolution in Wales and currently chairs the Institute of Welsh Affairs. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of South Wales in recognition of her services to the legal profession.

John BarbourNon-executive director

John joined the board of the Bank in March 2017, and is also a non-executive director of Hodge Life.

John was previously Managing Director, Treasury at ICBC Standard Bank, the London-based financial markets and commodities bank, owned by China-based ICBC and South African-based Standard Bank. He has spent his entire career in treasury and financial markets-related roles, having previously worked at Investec and Bank of New York.

David AustinManaging Director

David joined the Board of the Bank in 1991 as Finance Director and was appointed Managing Director in 1997. He is also a director of Hodge Life. David is a chartered accountant having spent twelve years at KPMG in its Cardiff office.

David LandenFinance Director

David joined the Bank in 2002 and has held a variety of finance and treasury roles during his time with the organisation. He was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 2011. An accountancy graduate from Cardiff University, he is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Rhian YatesCompany Secretary

Rhian joined the Bank in 2004 as a graduate within Internal Audit, progressing to become Internal Audit Manager. She was appointed to the role of Company Secretary in 2010. In the same year Rhian became the Head of Compliance & Risk.

A mathematics graduate from Swansea University, Rhian is also a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.