Geeta Gopalan

Geeta Gopalan portrait photo

Independent non-executive director

Date of appointment:

1 July 2024

Contribution to the Board:

Geeta brings substantial financial and banking expertise to the Board with over 25 years of expertise in business leadership and management roles across commercial and retail financial services in the UK and internationally, as well as social investment and community development. Geeta has a strong track record as a non-executive director, having served on Boards in a variety of industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology.  Geeta is also a Qualified Chartered Accountant of the Chartered Accountants Institute, India.

Relevant experience:

Geeta has served as a non-executive director of Virgin Money UK plc, where she chaired the Risk Committee; Dechra Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a leading FTSE 150 veterinary pharmaceuticals company; Ultra Electronics Plc, a highly specialised software company that supply solutions for defence, transport, and aerospace; Wizink Bank SA, a private equity owned digital bank in Spain; Vocalink, the operator for the UK national payments infrastructure; and Trustee Pilotlight, an enterprise focused on bringing business skills to the third sector.

Geeta has also served as Vice-Chair and Member of the England Committee Big Lottery Fund, which is the largest non-government funder of community development in the UK and one of the largest globally.

Current external appointments:

  • Non-executive director of Intrum S.A
  • Non-executive director of Funding Circle plc
  • Non-executive director of Auto Trader Group plc
  • Trustee and Finance Committee Chair at The Old Vic Theatre