Metro Bank appoints Dorita Gilinski as non-exec director
Metro Bank today announced that Dorita Gilinski will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 26 September 2022.
Her appointment follows Sally Clark’s departure from the Board at the end of June. She was nominated by her father, Jaime Gilinski Bacal, who has a 9.12% shareholding in Metro Bank, through his Spaldy Investments Limited vehicle.
Dorita Gilinski is currently the President of JGB Financial Holding Company and a member of the Board of Directors of Banco GNB Paraguay, and therefore brings significant experience in banking (including digital banking and marketing) as well as strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dorita Gilinski will not be considered independent for the purposes of the UK Corporate Governance Code, nor will she receive a fee or join any Board committees at this stage.
Following her appointment the Board will comprise 70% independent Directors and 36% women.
Commenting, Robert Sharpe, Metro Bank Chair said:
“I am delighted that Dorita has agreed to join the Board. She brings valuable industry perspective and banking expertise. Her appointment further enhances the Board’s commitment to ensure that investor views are considered in all aspects of the Bank’s strategy and decision making to maximise shareholder value.”
Dorita Gilinski added:
“I look forward to joining the Board at this exciting point in the turnaround plan and contributing towards its strategic direction and oversight. Metro Bank continues to make strong progress and I believe it has a very bright future as Britain’s leading community bank.”