Kath Cates

Independent Non-executive Director

Kath Cates was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2021 and is a member of the Risk, Audit and Nominations & Governance Committees.

A qualified lawyer, Kath brings to the Board a breadth of experience, with previous executive roles spanning legal, operations, risk and compliance. She has over 25 years’ experience in global financial services and  has most recently focused on her Non-executive roles, gaining considerable experience on the boards of a number of companies, as a member and chair of main board committees, and undertaking the role of senior independent director.

Kath was previously Chief Operations Officer, Wholesale Banking, for Standard Chartered plc. Prior to that she spent 22 years at UBS in a variety of senior roles. Most recently Kath was appointed a Non-executive director of United Utilities Group plc where she is a member of the remuneration and nomination committees. Kath was until recently Non-executive director, chair of the risk committee and a member of the audit and nominations committee of Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc.

External appointments: Non-executive director and member of the remuneration and nomination committees of United Utilities Group plc; Non-executive director, chair of the remuneration committee and member of the risk, audit and nominations committee of RSA Insurance Group plc; Non-executive director of Threadneedle Investment Services Limited, Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Sarl and Threadneedle Pensions Limited and chair of the audit committee of the latter.