Susan JamiesonBoard Trustee
Susan qualified in the USA as a Certified Public Accountant and has an extensive background in risk management, regulatory compliance and audit. Prior to her retirement in 2020, she spent 11 years at Virgin Money (VM) where she was a member of the leadership team during the period that the firm established itself as a challenger bank and successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange. While there she served as a member of the Virgin Stakeholder Pension Independent Governance Committee. She was responsible for integration of VM and Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank Risk functions, budget management and governance reporting. As Strategic Risk Director she delivered VM compliance with the PRA Structural Reform regime and a client assets remediation programme with a third party service provider. Susan designed and delivered VM Risk department integration with Northern Rock as part of the companies’ merger. She was responsible for second line assurance activity including compliance monitoring, change risk management and independent model validation. As Head of Internal Audit she established the inaugural VM Internal Audit function.
In the UK, Susan specialised in banking and investment management and held roles at Standard Life, Britannic Group and Britannia Building Society. In addition, Susan has 15 years’ experience as an external auditor in the USA.