Santander UK Announces Senior Technology Appointments

  • Online Banking , People Moves
  • 09.03.2021 01:05 pm

Santander UK today announced the appointment of Graham Calder as interim Chief Information Officer and Daryl Brookes as Director of IT Operations & Service Delivery.

Graham will lead the delivery and development of Santander UK’s ambitious technology strategy and IT transformation plan, supporting Santander’s aim to become a digital bank with a human touch. Daryl will report to Graham and focus on delivering industry-leading levels of IT service provision and performance across all areas of the bank. 

Graham has held senior technology roles at market leaders across a wide range of sectors facing significant digital disruption to established business models, including as Group CIO at Ladbrokes Coral Group and CTO for Pearson PLC. He is a non-executive director at NubeGo, a specialist UK cloud consultancy.

Daryl joins from Metro Bank where is currently Interim Cloud CIO & Director of IT Operations & Service Delivery. Daryl brings over three decades of experience in senior IT roles, including positions at Nationwide where he led technology operations and service management for over five years, and before that at Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Zurich.

Tony Prestedge, Deputy CEO, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Graham and Daryl to the team as we continue to execute our digital transformation. Both bring a wealth of expertise and experience in delivering major technology change programmes, which will be invaluable as we deliver on our ambitious plans over the coming years.

Carlos Selonke, Santander UK’s current Chief Information Technology Officer, has been appointed to a new role as Head of Core Banking Migration. He will lead the vital strategic programme of work to migrate and modernise Santander UK’s core banking systems and decommission legacy systems.

Graham and Carlos will both report to Iain Plunkett, Chief Operating Officer, as part of his redesigned Technology, Transformation and Operations division.

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