Our team

We are fortunate to have a dynamic executive team with deep experience gained in range of financial services companies and leading firms in other industries.

The Bank is led by a respected and dynamic executive team with deep experience gained in both financial services and other sectors.

Aldermore’s three original founders remain at the Bank where they fill key executive roles. They sit alongside a number of other experienced and respected individuals who have joined Aldermore to lead us on our exciting journey.

Phillip Monks - Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for the overall strategy and performance of Aldermore, Phillip was part of the team which founded the Bank in 2009 and has over 30 years’ industry experience. He established Europe Arab Bank where he was CEO until 2008. Prior to this, Phillip held senior roles within Barclays Bank PLC, including CEO of Gerrard Investment Management from 2003, Managing Director of Barclays Corporate Banking in London, the Midlands and South East and Head of Barclays Private Bank in Geneva.

James Mack - Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for Finance and Treasury, James joined Aldermore in June 2013. From 2010, he held a number of senior finance roles within the Co-operative Banking Group including Acting CFO, Director of Financial Control and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to this, James spent 6 years with the Skipton Building Society and was instrumental in leading the merger with the Scarborough Building Society. He started his career with KPMG where he spent 11 years in the firm’s Financial Services Audit practice.

Steve Barry - Chief Risk Officer

Responsible for Credit, Operational and Treasury Risk as well as Compliance, Steve joined Aldermore in 2009. He has over 20 years’ financial services experience in a range of roles including Finance and Risk Director at Beacon Group, Partner in charge of Risk & Liability Management at AnaCap Financial Partners and CFO and Head of Risk for London Mortgage Company.

Vicki Harris - Group Strategy and Marketing Director

Responsible for Group Strategy and Marketing, Vicki joined Aldermore in June 2014 from Octopus Investments, a fast growing UK retail fund manager, where she was COO. Prior to Octopus, Vicki worked for GE Capital for 11 years in both operational and corporate roles and was responsible for the successful launch of the European arm of GE Healthcare Financial Services. She also held senior roles in GE’s private equity arm. Before joining GE, Vicki worked in consulting for McKinsey & Company and in mergers and acquisitions and business development for the Rank Organisation.

Ali Humphries - Group HR Director

Ali is responsible for all aspects of our people agenda including Reward, Performance Management, Recruitment and HR Shared Services. Her previous experience includes HR Director roles with both Nationwide Building Society and HBOS, as well as 11 years with Zurich Financial Services. Ali also ran her own consulting business providing interim and project management services to blue-chip companies.

Paul Myers - Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for the Savings division and Infrastructure and Change, Paul was part of the team which founded Aldermore in 2009. Prior to this, he was engaged as an independent consultant with several blue-chip financial services companies. Paul spent over 20 years in various roles with Barclays Bank PLC, including Chief Operating Officer of Business Banking, COO of Small Business & Business Direct, E-Channels Director of Business Banking and Barclaycard Corporate and Marketing Director of Small Business Banking.

Mark Stephens - Deputy CEO and Group Commercial Director

Responsible for Asset Finance, Invoice Finance as well as the Mortgage division, Mark’s career in banking spans 30 years. From 2006, Mark was the CEO of Base Commercial Finance which was merged with Ruffler Bank to form Aldermore in 2009. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Abbey National (now Santander UK), where he was Head of Commercial Lending, Anglo Irish Bank Corporation PLC and Halifax Bank PLC.