The British Business Bank has appointed Neeta Atkar as Senior Independent Director to its Board.
Ms Atkar steps up into the role having served as a Non-executive Director since July 2016 and will continue to Chair the British Business Bank’s Risk Committee.
The previous incumbent, Christina McComb, steps down from the Board, having served two terms as Senior Independent Director since 2013.
Lord Smith, Chair of the British Business Bank, comments: “I am pleased to welcome Neeta to her new role as Senior Independent Director and look forward to working with her closely as we continue to make finance markets work better for smaller UK businesses.
“I would also like to thank Christina McComb for her contribution in providing valuable expertise and guidance over the last six years, including acting as interim Chair from October 2016 until July 2017.”
Until the end of 2016, Ms Atkar was Chief Risk Officer at TSB Bank. In a 25-year career in risk management, she has held senior positions at a number of financial services firms, the Bank of England and financial regulatory bodies.
She currently serves on the Board of Yorkshire Building Society Group and is Chair of its Risk Committee.