Our people

Diana Brightmore-Armour

Chief Executive Officer

Diana joined the Board as Non-Executive Director in 2020 and was appointed CEO of the bank in 2021.

With over 30 years’ international experience in banking, corporate finance, financial management, treasury, and audit, Diana was previously CEO for UK and Europe of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (2013 - 2019) and CEO, Corporate Banking, at Lloyds Banking Group (2004-2012).  Her early career was spent at The Coca-Cola Company.

Diana is passionate about developing talent. She has taken leading roles in the 30% Club, International Women’s Forum, C200 and the City Women’s Network, and looks to support diversity in its broadest sense. 

A Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers, Diana serves as Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of Mercer, UK and as Independent Non-Executive Director of Marsh, UK (both are Marsh & McLennan Companies). Diana recently served as Senior Independent Director of The Berkley Group and also Senior Independent Director and Audit Chair of Vocalink (a Mastercard Company).

With a son in London and a daughter in New York, Diana enjoys family time on both sides of the Atlantic. A keen walker, she enjoys going to Central Park with her daughter’s dog, Samson.