United Trust Bank has appointed Rob Sherr as Head of Credit

United Trust Bank has appointed Rob Sherr as Chief Credit Officer

Rob has joined United Trust Bank from Bank Leumi where he was the Head of Credit Risk Management, leading a team looking after all aspects of the Bank’s credit risk.

Rob’s career in banking spans nearly 40 years and prior to joining Bank Leumi in 1998, Rob worked at Coutts & Co where he developed their film, music and video games finance capability as a founding manager in the Media Banking Office.

As well as managing all aspects of United Trust Bank’s credit risk, part of Rob’s responsibilities will also be to ensure that the Bank has the correct tools, systems and processes in place to continue to develop its business whilst maintaining a robust credit position.

Rob takes over the role of head of credit from United Trust Bank shareholder and Managing Director Roger Tidyman, who after a long and successful career, including the last 18 years at the Bank, is moving to a new challenge within UTB in a mentoring and product development role.

Commenting on his appointment, Rob said:

“United Trust Bank is an ambitious and innovative bank with a hugely capable leadership team and exciting plans for the future. I will enjoy working closely with Graham Davin and Harley Kagan as they continue to grow UTB’s market share and develop into new sectors.

“United Trust Bank has established a reputation for providing excellent service to its brokers and borrowers and my aim is to maintain our flexible and pragmatic approach to lending whilst ensuring that our credit decisions are based on solid information and sound judgement.”

Graham Davin, Chief Executive Officer of United Trust Bank, said:

“I am delighted that Rob has joined United Trust Bank in this key role. He brings considerable experience gained over a successful and varied banking career and this will be very beneficial to the Bank as it continues to grow its business with new products in new sectors.

“I would also like to thank Roger Tidyman, on behalf of the UTB team, for his contribution to the success of the Bank to date. Roger has been instrumental in developing United Trust Bank ever since he, Harley and I completed the MBO of the Bank in 2003. Since then he has laid the firm foundations for our Credit operation on which Rob can now build. I am also very happy that although Roger is keen to spend more time with his family, he has agreed to continue working with the Bank so as to mentor some of our staff and assist in new product development. As such we will continue to benefit from Roger’s considerable knowledge, skills and experience.”