Yasmin Jetha to re-join RBS Board

Maria Nikolova

Yasmin Jetha will be appointed as a non-executive director on April 1, 2020.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) today announced directorate changes. Alison Davis will step down as a non-executive director on March 31, 2020, and Yasmin Jetha will be appointed as a non-executive director on April 1, 2020.

Yasmin Jetha will succeed Alison Davis as Chairman of the Technology and Innovation Committee, and will also become a member of the Group Sustainable Banking Committee.

Ms Jetha first joined the RBS Board in June 2017 at a time when the Group was making changes to its governance structures in readiness for implementation of the ring-fencing regime. She stepped down from the RBS Board in April 2018 in order to serve solely as a director of the key ring-fenced entities, and will continue to serve on those boards after re-joining the RBS Board.

Yasmin Jetha was an executive main board director at Abbey National PLC from 2001 to 2004 prior to its takeover by Santander Bank. She was at Abbey National for 19 years holding senior positions in Retail Lending and Customer Services as well as Group IT & Infrastructure.

After leaving Abbey National, Ms Jetha joined the Financial Times as Chief Information Officer in January 2006, and became its Chief Operating Officer in April 2008. She held the position of the Chief Information Officer at Bupa, a healthcare company, from October 2009 to June 2014.

Since September 2009, she has been a non-executive director at Nation Media Group, a leading media organisation based in East Africa, where she is also Chair of the HR & Remuneration Committee and member of the Strategy & Investments Committee.

Ms Jetha has also been a non-executive director of Guardian Media Group since February 2018, where she is a member of the Remuneration committee.

Yasmin Jetha holds a Master of Science in Management Science from Imperial College and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from London University. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Leicester in 2005, and was made an honorary Fellow of the University of Bedfordshire in 2011.

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