Non-Executive Director at EB since 2015, Dennis brings with him a wealth of experience and a peerless level of design leadership of large, complex banking transformation programmes, including the integration of RBS with Nat West, Lloyds with HBOS, and the creation of the new TSB bank. He is also a world leader in leadership of IT architecture functions, with notable achievements including the creation of the new architecture function of Lloyds Banking Group while serving as CTO.
Dennis believes trust is developed through open, honest, straightforward conversation at all levels and taking a personal interest in people. Finding ways to help others, especially at times of greatest need, is not only the right thing to do but the best way to ferment solid, long-term business relationships. Dennis is known for going beyond his brief and role to seek out value-adding opportunities.
Ensuring business value is obtained from the use of technology keeps Dennis motivated, but his pet peeve is new technology letting the user down by being unreliable and too difficult to use.
Dennis has more than thirty years of industry experience, and has worked with many of the UK’s largest companies including Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, PepsiCo, Diageo, and Coopers & Lybrand.