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Executive Committee

Executive Committee Members


Dan Olley

Dan Olley

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
August 2023

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Dan was CEO of dunnhumby Ltd from January 2022. Dan joined HL as a seasoned and experienced senior technology leader and has a track record of driving digital transformations in established businesses, including financial services, insurance, business information solutions, research, and healthcare. Dan brings a problem solving and analytical skillset, along with experience of successfully implementing advanced technologies to drive both revenue growth and operational process efficiency and optimisation. During his tenure as an Independent Non-Executive Director of HL, Dan was a Member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees.

Amy Stirling

Amy Stirling

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
February 2022

Amy has significant financial and strategic leadership experience in client facing businesses across the telecommunications and financial services sectors. She has considerable transformation and M&A experience at both executive and non-executive level and is a qualified chartered accountant. Amy was previously Chief Financial Officer of the Virgin Group and other previous appointments include non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee at Pets at Home Group plc, Chief Financial Officer of The Princes Trust and Chief Financial Officer at TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc.

Ruchir Rodrigues

Ruchir Rodrigues

Chief Client and Commercial Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
October 2022

Ruchir is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years in the digital industry. He has a track record of driving large scale digital and commercial transformation at established businesses most notably at companies like Barclays and Verizon. At HL, Ruchir leads the Client and Commercial functions, its strategic direction and its full range of client-focused product propositions including Active Savings, Advice, Fund Management, Investment and Retirement, and Workplace Services.

Recognised as a visionary leader and cultural change agent who inspires teams to deliver tangible impact, Ruchir was instrumental in establishing Barclays as a digital leader in the financial services industry. He is passionate about unlocking the benefits of technology for clients and businesses and has over 25 patents awarded for product and business innovation.

He also serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).

David James

David James

Chief Marketing and Brand Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
March 2019

David is responsible for Marketing, Brand & Communications. Prior to joining HL, he was Commercial Marketing Director at Vodafone for 4 years, where he also held the role of Digital Tribe Leader for Customer Segments running the Consumer Mobile and Broadband businesses. He launched and scaled the VOXI brand for the youth segment. Prior to Vodafone, he spent 5 years as Consumer Marketing Director at BT, launching and building market leadership positions for BT Sport and BT Infinity fibre broadband, amongst other propositions. David specialises in building & scaling businesses, growing brands and running customer and digital marketing capabilities. He started his career at NatWest, including two years as a financial adviser.

Shawn Gamble

Shawn Gamble

Group Chief Risk Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
January 2021

Shawn Gamble is the Executive member responsible for Risk and Compliance. Shawn has over 20 years of corporate risk management experience, holding leadership roles at a number of multi-national banks and investment firms and working both in the UK and internationally, including in her native Canada. Prior to joining HL she was CRO of Fidelity International where she was responsible for their global Risk teams.

Claire Chapman

Claire Chapman

General Counsel, Company Secretary and Chief People Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
October 2021

Claire heads up the Legal, Company Secretariat, Corporate Governance and People functions. Claire has held General Counsel and also Company Secretary roles at a range of companies including most recently at Capita plc and prior to that at Daily Mail & General Trust plc, Inchcape plc and Thomson Reuters. She qualified as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Claire has a Masters in International Law and is a qualified Solicitor, England and Wales and additionally Attorney, New York.

Claire also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of LME Clear.

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Richard Hebdon

Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
February 2024

Richard joined HL from RELX, the global information services provider, where he was Chief Technology Officer for a division of LexisNexis. Richard has held several senior roles at RELX including Elsevier and LexisNexis Risk covering scientific publishing and data and analytics across the financial services, retail / ecommerce, logistics and telecommunications sectors respectively.

Richard has experience driving large scale transformation programmes and building high performing technology teams. He was a pioneer in leading large scale cloud migration programmes going back to 2008.

Lucy Thomas

Lucy Thomas

Corporate Affairs Director

Appointed to the Executive Committee:
March 2024

Lucy has 20 years’ experience across corporate affairs, journalism and campaigning, working both in house for listed corporations as well as consulting for a range of national and international brands. She joined Hargreaves Lansdown following four years as Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs with the telecoms business TalkTalk Group, where she has led the communication of its delisting, demerger and refinancing. She began her career as producer at the BBC, covering EU News across Europe for four years, before working as a producer on Newsnight and BBC Radio 4 News programmes.

As a former senior director at a global communications consultancy, Lucy has also advised a number of UK and multinational businesses and their leaders on reputation, regulation and policy communications. Lucy has a background in building and leading campaigns having led the brand and communications for a major national political campaign.