December 31, 2020

Global Leadership Across Sectors: Deanna Oppenheimer – Top NED & CEO Inspiring Leadership Interview with Jonathan Bowman-Perks

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Deanna is recognised as a truly inspiring CEO, Chairman and NED in three continents. In her plural career, her focus is on companies going through turnaround or game changing growth. By combining public and private company non-executive directorships with my advising firm, CameoWorks, she helps innovative new business models and their leaders succeed. She is also making a difference to the diversity of boards – @boardready [email protected]oardready.io

Deanna Oppenheimer graduated from the University of Puget Sound with degrees in political science and urban affairs. She completed the Advanced Executive Programme at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She started her career in Banking at Washington Mutual (United States) in 1985, retiring in March 2005 as President, Consumer Banking. In October 2005,  Deanna Oppenheimer joined Barclays (UK) as UK Banking Chief Operating Officer. In December 2005 she became Chief Executive of UK Retail and Business Banking (UK RBB). In recognition of her importance to retail banking at Barclays, she was given the additional title of Vice Chair, Global Retail Banking in 2009 where she shared the UK RBB best practice throughout Europe and Africa. In September 2010, Deanna added the role of Chief Executive of Europe Retail and Business Banking. At the end of 2011, she left Barclays. In 2012, Deanna Oppenheimer founded the advisory firm CameoWorks (United States). In 2017, Deanna founded BoardReady.io (United States), a start-up that accelerates the diversification of governing boards.

Directorships currently held

  • Founder: BoardReady.io (United States), CameoWorks (United States)
  • Director: AXA, Tesco PLC (United Kingdom),
  • Vettd (United States),
  • Whitbread (United Kingdom),
  • Worldpay (United Kingdom)
  • Trustee: University of Puget Sound (United States)

    Directorships held during the last five years

  • Director: NCR Corporation (United States),
  • Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited (“Tesco Bank”) (United Kingdom0

    Recognised globally as one of the most influential leaders in financial services, Deanna Oppenheimer is a turnaround strategist known for her ability to transform entrenched institutions into forward thinking, customer-centric champions.
    Deanna is currently serving as non-executive director for the following publicly-listed companies in the UK:
    Chair of Hargreaves Lansdown, a FTSE financial services company;
    Tesco PLC (senior independent director); and Whitbread.
    Deanna also sits on the private board of Seattle-based Joshua Green Corporation

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