BSB announces new Board appointments

The Banking Standards Board (BSB) has today announced the appointment from 1 January 2018 of two new practitioners to its Board of Directors: Janet Pope, Chief of Staff, Director Group Corporate Affairs at Lloyds Banking Group and Mikael Sorensen, CEO, Handelsbanken UK.

BSB Chairman Dame Colette Bowe said of the appointments:

‘I am delighted to welcome Janet Pope of Lloyds Banking Group and Mikael Sörensen of Handelsbanken to the Board of the Banking Standards Board. They each bring to the Board a deep and diverse range of experience drawn from different parts of the banking sector and across different countries, and will provide valuable input and challenge to the BSB. We look forward to working with them both in 2018 and beyond, as the BSB continues its work of helping raise standards of behaviour and competence across the UK banking sector.’

Janet Pope said ‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the BSB Board of Directors. I am excited to be able to contribute to the important work led by the Board to restore public trust in the financial sector’.

Mikael Sorensen said ‘At Handelsbanken we believe that having the most satisfied customers and running a successful bank go hand in hand. And central to that is the fundamental role our culture and values play in the decisions we entrust our staff to take, in communities across the country, every day. That is why Handelsbanken was one of the first banks to join the Banking Standards Board, and why I am delighted to be joining as a board member today. I hope that I can bring my experience of working in a bank with a vibrant, long-term and enduring culture to the benefit of the industry as a whole.’


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