Board of Directors

Hakan Bortecene
Chairman of the Board of TurkishBank UK and Chairman of TurkishBank Group.

Michael Joyce
Chief Executive Officer. Michael has over 25 years of experience in financial services. He has held senior roles with Bank of Ireland, where he lately served as the Commercial Director of the Bank in the UK. He was responsible for the Bank’s businesses in the UK including Mortgages, Asset Finance, Credit Cards, Personal Lending and the Northern Ireland Branch Network.

John Coffey
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board Risk Committee. John brings with him 40 years of experience in the Financial Services industry operating at Board level across Europe for 18 years. He was formerly the Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer of FCE Bank plc (Ford Credit), a deposit taking bank with a £18.0bn balance sheet operating in 12 countries through a branch and subsidiary network, providing financial services for Ford Motor Company’s customers and dealers. John also serves on the Supervisory Board of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office as a Non-Executive Director where he leads on Audit and Risk matters Chairing the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. John is a member of the Institute of Directors and Treasurer at Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI.

James Gillan
Independent Non-Executive Director, formerly a career Detective with 26 years’ experience in the Metropolitan Police Service, including service in the Economic Crime Unit at New Scotland Yard. James also has significant experience in the private sector, having worked in senior Financial Crime Compliance positions at a number of firms, where he has had responsibility for oversight of policy, Due Diligence, Sanctions screening and investigations, including acting as Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Murat Arig
Non- Executive Director. With over 20 years at a Director level, his professional background includes; President at Finance Group & Board Member at Abank, CEO & Board member at Abank, CEO at ALEASE, as well as various positions from Deputy Marketing Manager to AGM at Credit Lyonnais, and Client Executive at Iktisat Bankasi AS. He also serves as a board member of Turk Sigorta; the groups Cyprus-based insurance.

Erhan Raif
Non executive director of Turkish Bank UK Limited and CEO of its parent Türk Bankası Limited. Has 34 years of financial services experience, managing a wide range of business functions. He is a business graduate from Northern Michigan University in the USA, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a certification in Information Systems Audit and Control (non practising) from CISA USA.

Jeremy Heales
Non Executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee. Over 30 years’ experience in Financial services of which the majority has been at the UK regulators’ – Bank of England, Financial Services Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. Over recent years Jeremy has worked as an MD at a consultancy practice, working both in the UK and overseas. His main areas of expertise include retail banking, business models, governance, control and risk frameworks, pre and post sales and product governance.

Mustafa Kürşat Aşardağ
Chief Financial Officer.  He is a Chartered Accountant with 33 years of international financial and managerial experience in a wide variety of sectors and functions.  He is a graduate of Economics from Cambridge University.  He holds the SMF2 function at Turkish Bank (UK) Limited.

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