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David Atkinson has joined our board as Non-Executive Director

David is a member of the Risk and Audit Committee and the Reconsideration Committee.

He has extensive finance and risk management expertise, having held a variety of senior international roles during his 23-year career at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Senior Managing Director of the Risk Division.

David is also a Non-Executive Director at Mizuho International and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, a mental health, learning disability and autism health & social care provider.

He is a trustee on the board of Papworth Trust, a disability charity, and in his spare time he is a lifeboat volunteer for the RNLI in Wales and an accredited humanist funeral celebrant.

“I’m delighted to be joining the PPF and look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to the Board in support of their valuable work, ensuring the highest standards of accountability at all times, while delivering outstanding service to all who rely on its protection.”  

Kate Jones, our Chair, said: “I’m delighted that David has joined our Board, bringing his extensive finance and risk management expertise, gained in both his executive and non-executive careers, to support our journey as we approach the next phase of our strategic plan and embrace the recommendations of DWP’s recent review.”