Sainsbury’s Bank Announces Appointment Of Chief Risk Officer

14 August 2013

Mark’s appointment follows the announcement earlier this year that J Sainsbury plc will purchase Lloyds Banking Group’s 50 per cent share of Sainsbury’s Bank, making it the latest development in the retailer’s overall strategy to grow sales and profits from complementary new business channels.

The appointment further strengthens the Bank’s management team following the recent appointments of Chief Executive Officer, Peter Griffiths at the end of last year and already in 2013, Steve Burke as Chief Operating Officer and Roger Davis as Chairman. Mark will join the Sainsbury’s Bank Board.

Mark has extensive experience in finance, strategy, marketing and operations and over the last 12 years has focused on the development and implementation of robust risk management models within ING UK and Australia.

Most recently, Mark was Chief Risk Officer for ING Direct UK where he helped them stabilise the business model and worked closely with the regulatory bodies. Previously, Mark held Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Risk Management roles within ING Direct Australia.

Peter Griffiths, CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank, said:  “We are delighted that Mark is joining Sainsbury’s Bank.  Mark brings with him excellent experience and a proven track record in the delivery of robust risk management and sustainable growth. We believe his experience will be an asset to the Bank as we enter this next chapter of our history.”

Mark Mullington said: “It is an exciting time to be joining Sainsbury’s Bank and I am looking forward to working with Peter and the Board to help drive further responsible and sustainable growth.  We have a unique customer proposition and a massive opportunity with 23 million customers visiting Sainsbury’s stores every week.”

Mark is re-locating to Edinburgh from London.


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