Independent Non-Executive Director
Other key appointments
Chair, Audit & Compliance Committee
Member, Board Risk Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee
Mr Bennett was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in December 2020. He was previously appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2020. Mr Bennett stepped down from Fidelity International in 2018, where he spent 11 years as Head of Capital Markets for EMEA and Americas, prior to that he spent 13 years at Cazenove & Co., as Partner & Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets & Syndicate. He has a distinguished career in financial services spanning over 30 years, and brings with him a deep strategic understanding of the client business. Outside of Mizuho, he currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for a large litigation finance provider, as Chairman of an early stage FinTech business and as a Non-Executive Director and trustee for a schools trust.
Mr Bennett holds a Masters degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.