OakNorth Bank has announced the appointment of Carolyn Schuetz as a Non-Executive Director.

Schuetz has over 30 years of global financial services experience with a track record of delivering large-scale transformational change and creating new ventures. Early in her career, she started and scaled her own business, Cypress Knowledge, a corporate consultancy advising senior executives at early stage financial and technology companies in Silicon Valley on strategy, funding and business development. Carolyn also worked with Charles Schwab & Co to help build their first-generation digital brokerage services platform. For the past 16 years, she was at HSBC, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer for Group Retail Banking and Wealth Management. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has an MBA from Stanford.

Commenting on the appointment, Joel Perlman, co-founder of OakNorth Bank, said “Carolyn has several decades of varied and highly relevant experience across technology and financial services. She also has experience as an entrepreneur which is clearly aligned with our mission and the customers we serve. We are excited to be welcoming her to the Board and look forward to her valuable contribution.”