Metro Bank has appointed Kathryn Newman as Chief Internal Auditor, subject to regulatory approval. Kathryn will join the bank in late summer from Nationwide Building Society where she has held a number of senior auditor positions since 2014, most recently as Audit Director.
Prior to joining Nationwide, Kathryn worked at RWE npower for over 10 years in senior audit and finance roles.
At Metro Bank Kathryn will work closely with the Board to provide independent assurance to both it and the CEO that core processes and controls are operating as expected. Kathryn will sit on the Executive Committee and will report into both the CEO and the Audit Committee Chair.
Kathryn will replace Chit Ghee Yeoh who will remain with Metro Bank as Director of Colleague Experience and Inclusion.
Kathryn Newman comments on her new role:
“I’m very excited to join Metro Bank. I’ve been particularly impressed by the culture and people I’ve met so far, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Dan Frumkin, CEO of Metro Bank adds:
“I’m delighted to welcome Kathryn to Metro Bank. As we move to the next stage of our growth it is critical that we maintain and evolve our audit function. Kathryn is ideally placed to do that and I know she will fit in superbly as we continue our ambition to be the number one community bank.”