Our People


Bill Atkinson - Trustee Director

Bill worked for KODAK in the UK and Switzerland for over 26 years in initially sales and marketing senior roles, then after sales service developing their business to business service businesses across Europe and the UK. As Geneva based Vice President of Service and Support for Europe Bill had responsibility for providing customer service across multiple locations in a fast moving IT based industry. Since leaving Kodak bill has worked in the fund raising department of a large international charity. Bill has a BSc from Hull University.

Sundeep Bhandari - Trustee Director

Sundeep’s banking career started with 12 years of retail & corporate banking experience with Barclays Bank in the UK, Italy and Asia and continued with 13 years at Standard Chartered Bank in Asia before returning to London in 2016. Formerly, Global Head of Internal Audit, Co-Head of Wholesale Banking and Managing Director Global Markets South Asia, based in Mumbai and North Asia, based in Hong Kong, prior to that he was Group Chief Credit Officer Wholesale Banking based in Singapore and London. Sundeep is a trustee with a charity based in East London and a mentor with Virgin Start-up. Sundeep is a Chartered Internal Auditor, has a BSc from the University of Ulster and a MBA from the University of London.

Nigel Boothroyd - Trustee Director

Nigel possesses significant executive-level experience within financial services, having spent some 38 years at HSBC Group. He has significant senior-level experience of Corporate and Commercial Banking; Credit Risk; Operational Risk; Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Nigel has served on a number of Executive and Risk Committees within the UK, Europe and North America. He was National Head of Corporate Banking with HSBC Canada between 2012 and 2015. He holds Non-Executive Director roles at Redwood Bank where he is Chair of Risk Committee and at Reliance Bank where he is Chair of Credit Committee.

Clive Bowles - Trustee Director

Clive has over 26 years financial services industry experience, having worked with Barclays Bank, the Bank of Nova Scotia, West Merchant Bank and Deloitte Touche before establishing his own IT consultancy and software company in 1996. Misys Plc acquired his company in 2004 and since leaving Misys in 2007, Clive has continued to provide IT consulting services to various financial institutions in the UK and overseas on data migration, data warehousing, reporting, system selection and system integration. Clive was a non executive director of Charity Bank and of CAF Bank.

Mark Clarke – Trustee Director

Mark has over 25 years banking sector experience as executive and non-executive director, management consultant and auditor. His banking career includes senior roles at Kent Reliance Provident Society, Bank of Ireland UK, Abbey/Santander, Barclays and seven years with the old TSB, as well as several years at PwC and Arthur Andersen & Co. His non-banking experience includes senior roles at the Department for Business, HM Treasury, House of Commons, British Chambers of Commerce, UCL, Jesus College Oxford and One Housing Group, and as a governor at Highgate school. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a MA from Oxford University.

Jim Lindsay – Trustee Director

Jim retired after almost 40 years in banking in early 2013. He was Chief Executive of Airdrie Savings Bank from 2000 until his retirement, and prior to that was with the Royal Bank of Scotland for 27 years starting as a management trainee, then branch manager, then Regional director for Glasgow before moving to corporate roles at the RBS Head Office and finally to to the position of Company Secretary of RBS plc. Jim is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and was a member of the Council of that Institute for more than 20 years, serving as President from 2011 to 2013. Jim was a member of the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Scottish Government. Jim has an MBA from Strathclyde University.

James M Moore - Chairman

James has over 25 years boardroom experience in international business in manufacturing, household goods retailing and financial services in the UK, Ireland, China, Europe and Africa having served on the boards of both private and public companies. Together with a German partner he founded an international consumer retail, property and financial services business that grew in 10 years to a profitable turnover of just over €1.2 billion. James is a Charter Engineer, fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology and has a BSc from Glasgow University and a BA from the Open University.

Rod Ashley - Member

In addition to the trustee directors Rod Ashley is a founder member of the CSBA. Rod was the CEO of Airdrie Savings Bank. Rod is a Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute and a chartered accountant. Before joining Airdrie Savings Bank he was CEO of the Scotwest Credit Union for 16 years. Rod is a member of the Council of the Chartered Banker Institute and a past member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Association of British Credit Unions. Rod has a B.Acc from Glasgow University.