Tanya Castel MBE, Independent Director

Tanya has over 30 years' experience in global financial services, during which time she developed extensive risk, corporate governance and regulatory expertise. She has held senior executive positions in the past across different areas of the risk spectrum within both commercial and investment banks (JP Morgan, UBS and latterly, having moved to Scotland, HBOS/Lloyds Banking Group). She left Lloyds Banking Group in 2010.

She is currently Vice Chair of Scottish Canals (which is conserving and transforming Scottish canals), chair of the Quality Assurance Scheme for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, non-executive director of Boarder to Coast Pensions Partnership and a governor of Fettes College. She is also the founder of Changing the Chemistry (a Scottish based charity seeking to improve board effectiveness through greater diversity of thought). She is also chair of Soirbheas, a community charity in the Highlands and Changing the Chemistry (a Scottish based organisation seeking to improve board effectiveness through greater diversity of thought).