Richard Doe, non-executive director at UTB

UTB appoints former Paragon MD, Richard Doe to non-executive director




Richard Doe (pictured above), former CEO at Harpenden Building Society and a former managing director at Paragon Banking Group plc has joined the UTB board as a non-executive director.

He spent a number of years at ING Direct, progressing through senior proposition, marketing and strategy roles and ultimately being appointed CEO where he managed the entire direct business in the UK.

In 2013 he joined Paragon Bank as managing director of and subsequently took the lender through regulatory authorisation from launch to profit and grew the commercial loan book to £1.5bn and deposit book to over £6bn within five years.

In 2020, Richard joined Harpenden Building Society as a non-executive director and was subsequently asked to take on the role of CEO, he stepped down from the role in April 2024.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “I am delighted to be joining UTB and to have the opportunity to work with such a high calibre board and management team.

“The Bank has delivered excellent results in recent years and has enormous potential for further growth in specialist lending markets.”

Harley Kagan, CEO at UTB, commented: “Richard has a wealth of experience of running, transforming and growing successful specialist lenders and his record of delivering high growth across commercial lending, residential mortgages and deposits speaks for itself.

“Richard’s strong customer and marketing focus combined with astute commercial management is an excellent fit with UTB’s values.

“I am delighted Richard has accepted our invitation to join our board of directors and I welcome him to the UTB team.”

 

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