Jeff Sutherland-Kay

Jeff is a strategy, business and change planning specialist. He has 40 years of experience in the retail banking/financial services industry and 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, particularly in the arts, education, re-use.

Jeff has a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his previous experiences in director and board roles, as well as, an interim CEO position.

Key skills & experience

  • leadership and delivery in corporate strategy
  • strategic and business planning
  • financial planning and budget management
  • change planning
  • board and operational governance
  • customer and marketing strategy
  • colleague engagement
  • sales
  • distribution and channel strategy


Recent projects

  • Non-exec director/trustee for Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (previously Northamptonshire County Council’s Youth Music Service; chair of the development committee; member of the financial committee
  • Business adviser to The ReUse Centre, Bedford (a charitable trust, social enterprise and social firm). Currently (1) monitoring and challenging the delivery of their LSF programme and (2) developing an appropriate governance structure. Formerly a non-exec director and interim CEO
  • Global standards in regulatory reporting for the HSBC group
  • Programme delivery and project management (interim) for the mortgage business at Police Mutual
  • Strategic planning lead (interim), Coventry Building Society
  • Change planning lead (interim), retail banking, Co-operative Banking Group
  • Strategy planning lead (Interim), group banking, Co-operative Banking Group
  • Integrated business planning lead (interim), retail banking, Co-operative Banking Group

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