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Sainsbury’s Bank Announces New Non-executive Director

29 June 2015

Michael Ross former CEO at figleaves.com joins Sainsbury’s Bank Board

Sainsbury’s Bank is delighted to announce today 29 June 2015 the appointment of Michael Ross as Non-Executive Director.  He will be joining the Board of Directors at Sainsbury’s Bank to help advance the Bank’s digital and data strategies.

The supermarket bank recognises the vital importance of digital technology in improving customer service and satisfaction and aims to offer customers digital tools to help them better plan and manage their finances.

Michael is currently Director and Chief Scientist at OrderDynamics, formerly eCommera Limited which he founded in 2007.  Prior to this, Michael founded and became CEO of Figleaves.com, a leading online retailer. During his time there he built the company to 200 people with sales of £25 million and offices in London and New York.

Commenting on the appointment, Roger Davis, Chairman, Sainsbury’s Bank, said:” Michael is passionate about digital innovation and helping businesses understand how to make the best use of their data in order to enhance customer experience, creating efficiencies for both customers and business. We believe his knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the Bank as we embrace this next chapter in our growth.”

Michael Ross said: “As a digital entrepreneur, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to transfer my skillset and help forge the Bank’s digital innovation. I very much look forward to playing my part in the company’s future progress.”

Currently Michael is non-executive advisory for Abcam plc, an AIM-listed business that manufactures and distributes antibodies and non-executive director of Warehouse Express, a digital camera business.

 

Notes to editors

The Sainsbury’s Bank Board is Chaired by Roger Davis. Executive directors are Peter Griffiths Chief Executive Officer, David Arden Chief Financial Officer, Mark Mullington Chief Risk Officer and Stuart Deane Chief Trading Officer.  Non-executive directors are John Rogers, Sarah Warby, Gwyn Burr, Alan Cook CBE, Richard Keys, Andy Simmonds, Marcia Campbell and Michael Ross.

For further information:

Sainsbury’s Bank       

Natasha Virtue
Natasha.virtue@sainsbury’sbank.co.uk

0131 286 0789 / 07584 234527

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