Non-executive director (independent)
Joined the board in 2019.
Nationality: British. Born in 1960 in Worcester, England.
Education: Master's Degree in Economics from Cambridge University.
Experience: Mrs Walkden has served in a number of senior management positions at Standard Chartered Bank, including as Group Head of Human Resources, Chief Risk Officer, Group Treasurer, Group Head of Asset and Liability Management and Regional Markets, Group Head of Internal Audit, Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Group Manager of Investor Relations. In addition, she served as an independent member of the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) Regulatory Reform Panel and as member of the European Banking Authority Stakeholder Group and was a lay member of the Welfare and Ethics Committee of the Royal Veterinary College.
Other positions of note: Mrs Walkden is a member of the advisory board of JD Haspel Limited.
Positions in other Group companies: Mrs Walkden is an independent non-executive director of Santander UK PLC and of Santander UK Group Holdings PLC.
Membership of board committees: Audit committee (Chair) and risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee.