By Aisling Finn on Thursday 1 October 2020
Tracy Clarke will join the board on 1 January 2021 following her retirement from a 35-year career at Standard Chartered.
Alternative lender Greensill has appointed Tracy Clarke, the current CEO of Europe, the Americas and global at Standard Chartered, as a non-executive director.
Clarke will join the lender’s board of directors next year upon her retirement from the private bank following an impressive 35-year career at Standard Chartered, including her last five in the top job.
On her new appointment, Clarke said: “I am excited to be joining Greensill at this time. I have been impressed by the company’s innovative approach to working capital solutions and improving the way that businesses and individuals are paid.”
Clarke has held a number of non-executive directorships, including as NED for England Netball for the past five years, NED at BSKYB for six and half years until its acquisition by Comcast in 2018, board director at industry body TheCityUK and non-executive director of satellite-operator Inmarsat until December 2019 when it was sold to private equity.
Maurice Thompson, chair of the board of Greensill, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tracy to Greensill. She brings a wealth of experience, working at the highest levels within a listed global bank specialising in trade finance.”
“She is joining Greensill at an exciting time in our growth trajectory as we continue to accelerate the movement of capital into the real economy, where it is needed most.”
Founded in 2011, Greensill has facilitated over $150bn in loans to more than 8m customers to over 175 countries across the globe.
Greensill was one of the few alternative lenders accredited to the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), alongside fellow fintechs ThinCats, Metro Bank and OakNorth.