Aldermore board appoints new non-executive director and apprentice board member

POSTED: 2nd August 2021
IN: Newsroom
  • Strengthening its bench of diverse non-executive director talent
  • Creating a new ‘board apprentice’ position to support aspiring non-executive directors

Aldermore welcomes Romy Murray as non-executive director and Nicolina Andall as its first ‘apprentice board member’.

Romy Murray has over 30 years of experience in the financial services and oil industries. She is currently a non-executive director at Nomura Bank International, chair of Banque Nomura France’s Audit and Risk Committee and chair of the Remuneration Committee of Nomura Europe Holdings plc. Romy spent much of her executive career at Standard Chartered, including in senior positions in the Bank’s risk and legal functions. She started her career in the oil industry with Shell. Romy is also an experienced executive coach and an ambassador for Women on Boards. 

Aldermore has also created an apprentice board member role to give aspiring and diverse talent first-hand experience of a commercial board, as an observer rather than a director. It will provide an opportunity for those starting out on a non-executive career to develop relevant board experience in a commercial environment.

Nicolina Andall has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and has worked with the boards of public, private, and non-profit organisations. She is currently Senior Corporate Counsel for Atlas Copco, the global engineering company, and previously was a senior solicitor at SJ Berwin LLP, responsible for construction deals in the UK. Nicolina is an Independent Panel Member at the Ministry of Justice and an independent member of the London Advisory Committee, assessing candidates for Magistrate roles.

Pat Butler, chairman at Aldermore, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Romy and Nicolina to Aldermore. Romy’s extensive background in international banking and overseas markets will be invaluable as we seek out more avenues to innovate and grow our footprint in the UK.

“Nicolina is an accomplished commercial lawyer with experience in public, private and not-for-profit arenas. We were impressed by her achievements, her enthusiasm and her determination to build a non-executive portfolio. I am confident that Aldermore will benefit from her experience, and we are committed to mentoring her during her time with us, which we hope will be a springboard to a successful non-executive career. "

Romy Murray said: “Having worked across the banking industry and being a small business owner myself, I know how crucial it is to provide tailored funding solutions to clients. I’m thrilled to be joining the experienced and respected Aldermore board.”

Nicolina Andall said: “Aldermore has a great reputation for challenging the financial sector and developing people. I’m excited to start this new role and look forward to participating fully in and absorbing all aspects of the workings of the board”


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