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Robin Foale

Board Director

Robin is a Non-Executive Director for The Salvation Army International, and became an independent Non-Executive Director for Reliance Bank in 2019. Robin brings an extensive level of knowledge of the business and voluntary sectors in order to continue Reliance Bank’s commitment to deliver a positive social impact in society.

“Being on a number of Boards and Advisory Boards for businesses and volunteer organisations across the UK, I am excited to work with Reliance Bank to continue to grow their reputation as a socially responsible bank”.

Past Experience
Robin has enjoyed a career in Banking spanning over 25 years, during at least 15 of which he led retail, corporate and business banking teams at both Barclays and, from 2008, with Santander.  

Robin is the Managing Director for RDF Business Services Ltd. He sits on a number of Boards and Advisory Boards for businesses and volunteer organisations across the UK, and supports the SME sector in a variety of ways, having formerly been the Managing Director for the Business Banking Division in Santander UK.  He has worked with SME’s and business owners for many years, and sat on a number of key national projects such as the Healthy High Street initiative, and the Future High Street Forum as an Executive member.

Robin is an Advisory Board member for “Coconut”, an exciting new FinTech start-up business. He is also a Visiting Fellow for Nottingham Business School, and chairs their Advisory Board.

He chairs the “Dart Music Festival”, a free to attend event entirely run by volunteers, with donations and sponsorship all raised locally.

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