Ian is a chartered accountant who has worked for most of his career in banking and insurance. From 2008 to 2018 he was a senior advisor at the Bank of England and, for the last three years of that period, was also a specialist advisor to the Treasury Select Committee on European insurance regulation.
In addition to his business life, Ian has always had a close involvement with charities and was for nine years Hon Treasurer of the children’s charity Barnardo’s. In Africa, he worked as a volunteer for a microfinance charity and subsequently established and funded a charity in Malawi to support emerging businesses.
In the area of health, Ian was for six years a director and chair of the audit committee of the Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is currently a director and Chair of the Finance Committee of a Hospice.
Ian was appointed chair of the JN Bank UK Limited in April 2018 and led the application for a Banking licence.
Ian was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list for services to business, charity and health.
Dean Fensome was appointed chief executive officer of JN Bank UK in June 2020.
Prior to that Dean was the Bank’s chief finance officer from January 2019 and was part of the team responsible for setting up the bank. Dean has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry gained in a variety of senior roles in the UK and internationally.
Dean is a qualified accountant, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He was previously the CEO of the Holmesdale Building Society and responsible for leading its successful merger with Skipton in 2018.
Prior to that Dean spent more than 30 years in a number of financial institutions, including Teachers Building Society, Royal Bank of Scotland, Direct Line, ABN AMRO and NatWest.
Paulette leads our Corporate Affairs & Communication and works closely with Dean Fensome as an Executive within the Bank.
Paulette has been a part of the JN Group since 2002 and has held several positions including Executive, Corporate Affairs and Public Policy; Chief Representative Officer UK Representative Office and General Manager, JN Overseas UK.
Paulette also provides strategic management support for The Voice Newspaper, which is a subsidiary of the JN Group.
She has been active in the Windrush campaigns since 2017 and serves as Deputy Chair of both the Windrush Advisory Panel and the Windrush Commemoration Committee.
A passionate advocate, Paulette is very active in the community and assists various charities across the UK with their work to improve the lives of Jamaicans in the UK and Jamaica.
She was recognised twice as one of Britain’s most influential people of African and African-Caribbean heritage in the annual UK Powerlist published by Powerful Media in 2018 and 2019.
At JN Bank we exist to work for our customers and their communities. We understand the importance of treating everyone with compassion and respect, that everyone has a story and that is why helping our customers find a way to achieve their goals is at our heart.
Our approach is straightforward - financial products that are fair, not flashy or gimmicky just transparent and simple. Our background gives us a different way of being. We celebrate the differences of all of our customers and our 146 year history is built on inclusion and care for all. We care about your issues and the environment in which we live.
Our values drive the way we work for our customers, friends and colleagues. It is what you can expect from us and what we expect from each other.
We take pride in what we do. We find a way. We are tolerant and open. We are respectful. We smile along the way.
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe it makes our company stronger. We celebrate the differences that all of our colleagues bring to our business.