To ensure Westbrook stay at the forefront of industry understanding and innovation, we have a highly knowledgeable and experienced Senior Advisory Board – comprised of some of the UK’s leading industry experts.
Through the Senior Advisory Board we blend expert technology consulting with deep industry insight – understanding the issues that face our clients from an insider’s perspective.
Extensive experience in regulated HNW and wealth management customer strategy. Senior roles at Santander, Wesleyan Insurance and latterly as Executive Director Philanthropy, Products and Marketing at the Charities Aid Foundation & CEO CAF Financial Solutions.
Chairman GB Data Plc,
Founder and ex Chairman & CEO SSP,
Former COO Virgin Money, COO Insurance and currently CEO The Hanley Building Society
Former Executive Director – Visa International, SVP – MasterCard, Head of Cards – NatWest,
Digital and Mobile payments ‘Guru’ & Fintech Strategic Adviser.
Media & Communications
Formerly Carat Media – MD,
News Corp Director of Commercial Strategy,
CCO Johnston Press,
Senior VP at Informa Plc,
25 years running & digitally transforming market leading media owners & agencies.
Consumer & Brand
20 years as President and CEO / CFO of Virgin Retail and Entertainment Group, 6 years of working with leading Private Equity groups in UK and USA
Significant experience working in entrepreneur lead businesses most recently as COO in Fitflop – the footwear group.
A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of C- level roles in private equity or leading entrepreneurial groups
Manufacturing & Industrial
Former VP EMEA Welch Allyn, Eschmann Equipment,
MD Rodnight Partnership,
30+ years in high end manufacturing, channel management & commercial experience, with 50 country knowledge.
Construction and related industries
40-year career including senior executive experience as Contractor, Consultant and Client within the construction and related industries.
A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, A former member of the UK Government’s panel of 6 ‘key industry figures’ reviewing industry legislation.
Housing & Health
Chris Lyons has extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate finance and governance in the banking, housing and health sectors. He is a published author.
He has held senior executive positions in Finance and Operations at Abbey National and Minster Trust.
Chris has a portfolio of board and advisory appointments in the housing sector as Chairman of Ashley House plc , Chairman of London Strategic Housing and Deputy Chairman of Network Housing Group. He has also been an advisor to NHS England, Baltic International Bank, Otkritie Securities and TOR Fx.