Our Leadership Team

The business is led by a small team of hugely experienced, respected and dynamic individuals.

Phillip Monks Chief Executive Officer

Philip Monks - CEO

  • Established Europe Arab Bank in 2005
  • 2003 - CEO of Gerrard Investment Management
  • 1990-1998 - held senior roles in Barclays Bank, including Head of Barclays Private Bank in Geneva; Head of Corporate Banking in NW; and latterly Head of Barclays Corporate Banking business in London, Midlands & SE
  • At Aldermore Phillip is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the Bank, financial and non- financial. He leads our relationship with our shareholders and is the face of Aldermore when it comes to the media, our regulators, the Government and potential investors

I'm incredibly proud to work with such a driven and committed group of people who have made this bank the success story it is today. We have shaken up the market with our straightforward approach to banking which has won us awards and generated significant media attention. It makes Aldermore a very exciting place to be and the envy of our competition."

Mark Stephens Deputy CEO and Group Commercial Director

Mark Stephens - Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director Mortgages

  • Mark's career in banking spans 30 years. He is one of the founding fathers of Aldermore and was former CEO of Base Commercial Finance which became part of Ruffler Bank and later Aldermore Bank in 2009
  • Previously he was responsible for the development of the Business Structure and implementation of the three year plan at Abbey plc
  • Prior to this Mark was at Anglo Irish Bank, where he identified and recruited key personnel ahead of the Business Plan
  • At Aldermore, Mark has specific responsibility for all aspects of the Mortgages Division as well as the Commercial Finance division which comprises Asset and Invoice Finance


Paul Myers Chief Operating Officer

Paul Myers - Chief Operating Officer

  • Former COO of Barclays Business Banking division with strong track record of customer service and efficiency improvements
  • Executive positions held in Marketing and e-commerce at Barclays along with responsibility for the performance of Barclays Retail Savings products
  • Prior to working with Aldermore, undertook independent consulting assignments with several blue-chip FS firms
  • At Aldermore, Paul is responsible for our Infrastructure and Change agenda, including IT, operating models and efficiency, management information systems, sourcing and property.

James Mack Chief Financial Officer

James Mack - CFO

  • Joined KPMG in 1993 and served 11 years in their Financial Services audit practice and latterly as Senior Manager responsible for the NW audit practice
  • James joined Skipton Building Society in 2004, initially as Group Head of Internal Audit. In 2006, he was promoted to the Operating Board of the core Building Society with responsibility for Finance and Treasury functions. In 2009, James changed role to be more focused on capital markets and planning, in response to the impacts of the financial crisis. Along with the CFO, he successfully led the merger with Scarborough Building Society
  • James joined Co-op Financial Services at the end of March 2010 as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis. In December 2010 he was promoted to Director of Financial Control which latterly led to Acting CFO which he held until May 2013
  • James joined Aldermore in June 2013 as CFO and is based in the Bank's London office

Steve Barry Chief Risk Officer

Steve Barry - Chief Risk Officer

  • Former Finance and Risk Director at Beacon Group
  • Former Partner in charge of Risk & Liability Management at AnaCap Financial Partners
  • Former CFO and Head of Risk for London Mortgage Company
  • At Aldermore, Steve’s responsibilities include the overall management of credit, operational and treasury risk and compliance

Ali Humphries Group HR Director

Ali Humphries - Group HR Director

  • Over 20 years experience within HR, held HR Director roles with both HBOS and Nationwide and in Organisational Development with Zurich Financial Services
  • Prior to that, Ali was director of own business, white-labelling services providing change and project management, interim management and consulting which she successfully ran for eight years
  • Ali is responsible for all aspects of our people agenda, including reward, performance management, recruitment and HR shared services

Vicki Harris Group Strategy and Marketing Director

Vicki Harris - Group Strategy and Marketing Director

  • Vicki joined Aldermore as Group Strategy and Marketing Director in June 2014. She leads the Bank’s strategy team and has responsibility for developing strategic propositions as well as identifying and establishing commercial initiatives. She also has executive responsibility for Group Marketing
  • Vicki joined the Bank from Octopus Investments, where she was COO responsible for scaling the company’s operations and customer engagement model. Prior to Octopus, Vicki worked for GE Capital for 11 years in both operational and corporate roles, and in consulting for McKinsey & Company
  • Reporting to Chief Executive, Phillip Monks, Vicki is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee
  • Vicki is a graduate of Queens' College, Cambridge University and a qualified accountant