The British Business Bank has appointed Chantal Geall as its new Chief Risk Officer, effective from September 2023.
Geall joins the British Business Bank from Lumon Pay, a private equity-backed firm that provides payment services and foreign exchange to private individuals, small businesses and institutions.
As part of her role, Geall built their risk function from scratch and established the firm’s enterprise risk management framework, focusing her attention on embedding a strong risk awareness culture throughout the firm.
Prior to Lumon, Geall was CRO for Homes England and has held senior roles at The Co-Operative Bank plc and Royal Bank of Scotland where she was Chief Credit Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Louis Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, British Business Bank said “I’m very pleased to welcome Chantal as our new Chief Risk Officer, at a time of renewed focus for the Bank on risk assessment and mitigation, including countering fraud and financial crime. Chantal brings a wealth of experience from across the private sector and banking institutions and I look forward to working with her as a key member of our Senior Leadership Team and Executive Committee.”