Today, Friday 29 April 2022, we bid farewell to AFB CEO Dr Catherine Raines.
Under Catherine’s leadership, the AFB has gone from strength to strength. She has been a strong and visible ambassador who has put the AFB on the policy and regulatory map with government and regulators; deepened engagement with staff, members and external stakeholders; significantly grown the value proposition; and developed and defined the membership experience.
AFB Chair Bill Smith commented:
“Catherine has assembled a fantastic team at the AFB and has spearheaded a transformational strategy that has repositioned the AFB for the future. Catherine strengthened many existing relationships in The City and in government, while using her extensive contacts up and down Whitehall to expand the AFB’s access to key decision makers. Catherine has been a great leader in every sense of the word. She has always put the AFB, its members and the AFB secretariat first. She has led with vision, courage and determination. But most importantly, Catherine has become a good friend to all that have enjoyed her company. As she embarks on her non-executive career, we wish her every success.”.
Catherine’s successor is expected to be named shortly.