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Co-operative Bank plc (The)
Company Name:Co-operative Bank plc (The) Minimum fundraise:£0.00* High Share Price Bid:£1.90
Business Sector:Finance Total Funds Bid to Date:- Low Share Price Bid:£1.45
Auction period:18 Jan 2017 - N/A Indicative Share Price:0.00 Average Share Price Bid:£1.74**
*The company will accept oversubscription.
**In the event of significant oversubscription, shares will be allocated to bids at the average price and above.

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Co-operative Bank plc (The)

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Company info

The Co-operative Bank provides high street and internet banking, current accounts, mortgages, savings accounts, credit cards and loans.

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Key People


Dennis Holt Chairman

Dennis joined the Board in February 2014 as Senior Independent Director. He was appointed as Chairman on 27 October 2014. Dennis’ experience in banking and insurance spans 43 years and includes a period as Main Board Executive Director at Lloyds TSB responsible for the Retail Bank. He has held several non-executive posts including Deputy Chairman of Bank of Ireland plc, Chairman of Bank of Ireland UK and Chairman of Liverpool Victoria. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Beazley plc and its subsidiary Beazley Furlonge Limited.


Niall Booker Chief Executive Officer

Niall joined the Board in June 2013. He has held a variety of senior roles at HSBC in a career of more than 30 years spanning retail and corporate banking. Most recently, he was Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. In this role he had responsibility for working through the issues in HSBC Finance Corporation, where he was Chief Executive Officer, including working closely with the regulators of HSBC North America Holdings. Niall has been a member of the Committee of the Council of Glenalmond College since 2012 and its Chairman since 2013.


John Baines Finance Director

John Baines joined the Board in October 2014. John joined the Co-operative Bank in April 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and has over 25 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining the Co-operative Bank, he was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Aldermore Bank plc, having spent the previous eight years at RBS, where he was initially Chief Financial Officer of the wealth management division, being appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the division in 2006. John is a qualified chartered accountant and has held a number of senior roles in investment banks.


John Richard Coates Interim Senior Independent Director

Richard joined the Board in January 2013. Richard was appointed as Interim Senior Independent Director in October 2014. He has over 25 years of experience in the retail financial services sector. Richard was a senior partner at KPMG from 1985 to 2003 in its retail financial services practice. He joined Northern Rock plc as a Non-Executive Director in August 2008 and chaired its Audit Committee from January 2010 until its acquisition by Virgin Money in January 2012. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Police Mutual Assurance Society.


Richard Graeme Barclay Hardie Non-Executive Director

Graeme joined the Board in May 2013. He was previously Managing Director of NatWest retail bank and Executive Director, retail banking at Abbey National Bank plc. He was a senior advisor, retail markets at the Financial Services Authority (as it was known) and Non-Executive Director at Metro Bank (UK) Limited. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of FNZ (UK) Ltd and is a director of Northpoint Consultancy Services Limited.


William Gennydd Thomas Non-Executive Director

Bill joined the Board in October 2013. He is a former Senior Vice President of Hewlett Packard and was on the Executive Committee of EDS plc as Executive Vice President. He has IT expertise and is an experienced leader and general manager with a track record in leading major change in large organisations. He has extensive commercial and operational experience, working domestically and internationally with both public and private sector organisations. Bill is Chair of the Advisory Board at Cranfield University School of Management and is on the management and Board of Leeds University Business School. Bill is also an unsalaried advisor to the Labour party on matters relating to defence, business and skills policy. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Xchanging plc and GFI SA, and a partner in Hopton Estates.


Laura Carstensen Non-Executive Director

Laura Carstensen was appointed to the Board in May 2014. She was previously a partner at the City law firm, Slaughter and May and is a former Senior Advisor, National Audit Office, and a former Member and Deputy Chair of the Competition Commission (now The Competition and Markets Authority). She is currently a Trustee, National Museums Liverpool, a Non-Executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee of Park Group PLC, a Non-Executive Director of MLEX Limited, and a partner in Bryn Yorkin Manor Estate LLP.


Maureen Laurie Non-Executive Director

Maureen joined the Board in June 2014. She brings over 30 years of experience in senior human resources (HR) roles spanning global HR strategy, policy and transformation for organisations such as the British Council, NYSE EURONEXT, LIFFE, Barclays, Standard Chartered Bank, EBRD and Reuters. Maureen is currently a Non-Executive Director and Trustee of Reuters Pension Fund and a Non-Executive Director, Governor and Trustee of London Metropolitan University.


Derek Weir Non-Executive Director

Derek joined the Board in July 2014. He has over 25 years of financial services experience, holding a range of senior positions in corporate and commercial banking. During this time he held posts, both in the UK and internationally, at Barclays Bank plc and Royal Bank of Scotland plc, including being the Managing Director responsible for Commercial Banking in the UK for Royal Bank of Scotland. Derek is currently a Non-Executive Director of Motherwell Football and Athletic Club Limited, Motherwell Football Club Community Trust and a director of Kerrach Limited.


Charles Bralver Non-Executive Director

Charles joined the Board in April 2015. Charles was a founding partner of Oliver Wyman & Company where, from 1984 through to 2007, he held several positions, including Vice Chairman, Head of Europe, Head of North America, and Head of the Global Capital Markets Practice, and remains a member of Oliver Wyman's Senior Advisory Board. Charles is currently a Board Director for Canaccord Genuity and Newstar Financial. He has over 30 years' financial services experience, including two years as a Strategic Advisor on Financial Services at Warburg Pincus LLC. He is the former Senior Associate Dean for International Business and Finance at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, USA.


Aidan Birkett Non-Executive Director

Aidan joined the Board in July 2015. He built his career within the professional services sector over more than 30 years with PwC and Deloitte. He was head of Deloitte's Corporate Finance business and a member of the firm's executive committee. He has led a number of high profile strategic and commercial reviews of businesses in varying turnaround situations, in the UK and overseas. This has provided him with significant experience in the wholesale finance sector and an understanding of the retail customer segment across a number of non-financial sectors. Aidan has served as a consultant, director and advisor in various capacities and has held various Non-Executive director roles, most recently with the Dubai Group.