Northumbria University & North East Chamber of Commerce Public Lecture
Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Money
'Banking, innovation and the Northern Powerhouse’
Free admission and refreshments will be available from 6pm.
Northumbria University is delighted to present the NECC 200th Anniversary Lecture, delivered by Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE, CEO of Virgin Money. Jayne-Anne will outline the opportunity to bring a fresh and distinct approach to UK banking, based on a virtuous circle of support through which businesses, customers and communities help one another to flourish.
Jayne-Anne will outline how Virgin Money is bringing this approach to life in the North East and further afield. She will discuss the importance of breaking down competitive barriers in banking, and how this can unleash the potential for innovation to benefit consumers throughout the UK. She will also talk about the Northern Powerhouse, and the opportunities it presents for the finance sector and the North East.
About the speaker
Jayne‑Anne Gadhia is a chartered accountant and studied History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She trained as an accountant with Ernst & Young before moving to Norwich Union in 1987 as Marketing Director of Unit Trust Business.
She became one of the founders of Virgin Direct before launching the market-leading Virgin One account in 1998. In 2001, Virgin One was acquired by RBS where Jayne-Anne led on a number of business units, ultimately joining the Retail Executive Board with responsibility for the Group’s mortgage business. She re-joined Virgin Money in March 2007.
In 2014, Jayne-Anne was awarded a CBE for services to banking and voluntary service.
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