Jayne-Anne Gadhia

CEO of Virgin Money

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Professional Field
Banking and finance
16 October 1961
Place of Birth
Stourbridge, West Midlands
Culford School, Bury St Edmunds; Royal Holloway, University of London

Jayne-Ann Gadhia has been CEO of Virgin Money since 2007. She trained as an accountant with Ernst & Young in 1982, before moving to Norwich Union in 1987. During the stock-market collapse of that year she was made marketing director of Norwich Union's unit-trust business. Whilst there, she was involved in the deal that produced Virgin Money. She worked under Fred Goodwin at the Royal Bank of Scotland from 2001-2006, before returning to the Virgin Brand.

In 2008 she was chosen by Richard Branson to lead the bid to take over Northern Rock, and secured the £747 million takeover in 2012. She has attributed her confidence to being sent to a boys' school at age thirteen.

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