Governors and Committee Members

Owen Woodley
Member of the Board of Governors

Owen is Chief Executive Officer of Financial Services and Telecoms and a member of the Group Executive Committee at the Post Office. Prior to this, Owen spent four years as Managing Director of the retail business at Lloyds Bank with responsibility for the branch network and the bank's significant customer base.

Owen had previously launched and run a new UK bank in the wake of the financial crisis, Shawbrook, which focused on commercial property and asset finance lending.

He started his career at Barclays where he undertook a number of senior roles in the UK in retail and commercial banking. He also worked extensively in risk management and business development across sub-Saharan Africa. He was at different points responsible for the joint venture business in Barclaycard and was UK Regional Director for Barclays in the Midlands and London.

Owen has held a number of other board positions and is currently Chairman of the Trustee Board at the Drive Forward Foundation, a charity providing support to care leavers.