A specialist bank serving the blended financial needs of business owners, property entrepreneurs and family businesses.

Meet the Board

Meet the Board

Pradip K Dhamecha

Non-Executive Director

Pradip is the CEO of Dhamecha Group, Cash & Carry Food Wholesalers, serving some 10,000 independent retailers in the London and the Midlands areas . He is responsible for the strategy and overall performance of the Dhamecha family business.

Pradip was awarded an OBE in June 2018 for services to exports, economic growth and philanthropy.

Nick Fahy

Chief Executive

Nick Fahy is Chief Executive Officer of Cynergy Bank, the UK’s human digital bank serving the needs of ‘scale up’ or medium sized and fast growing SMEs, professionals, high net worth and mass affluent individuals. He is a highly experienced financial professional having worked within the banking sector for over 20 years across the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Nick has been CEO of the Bank since December 2015. During his tenure he has overseen the acquisition of Bank of Cyprus UK by Cynergy Capital Limited in November 2018, and the rebrand to Cynergy Bank in December 2018. The acquisition forms part of his ambitious plans for the future of Cynergy Bank, enabling the Bank to grow its franchise across the UK and internationally and redefine banking with the human digital bank. The Cynergy Bank human digital model transforms banking for customers who still value a face-to-face relationship enabled by the latest digital technology.  Nick signed a partnership with Google Cloud and Wipro to continue to evolve the human bank.

Nick joined Cynergy Bank from the Westpac Banking Corporation where he had been State General Manager for the bank’s retail and business banking operation in Western Australia. Prior to Westpac, he spent 17 years with Bank of Ireland Group in a variety of senior executive roles.  

Euan Hamilton


Euan was appointed as Chairman in June 2021 following the retirement of Philip Nunnerley. He was a Director, Restructuring & Recoveries with Bank of Cyprus Group. Before joining Bank of Cyprus, Euan held a range of senior executive roles with RBS including Deputy CEO of the Bank’s Non-Core Division, and Global Head of its Sponsor Coverage and Leveraged Finance businesses. Euan is also currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Resolute Asset Management Holdings (Malta) Ltd and Non-Executive Director at AIM listed Accrol Group Holdings plc. Euan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. 

Francesca Hampton

Chief Financial Officer

Francesca joined the Bank as Chief Financial Officer in September 2016. She is a Chartered Accountant and specialised in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions activity on qualifying. She spent 19 years at RBS in various Finance positions including CFO of Lombard, RBS Invoice Finance and RBS Global Transaction Services . Having left RBS to join challenger banking she undertook roles as Commercial Finance Director at Co-op Bank and Finance Director at Metro Bank.

Kim Rebecchi

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Risk Committee

Kim worked at Leeds Building Society for 28 years, most recently as the Sales and Marketing Director and an Executive member of the Board. She holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Diploma and is also a Director of Furness Building Society and Redmayne Bentley, Investment Managers.

Kim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and she holds a post graduate diploma in financial services.

Bal Sohal

Non-Executive Director

Bal is an accomplished investor in the hospitality and real estate sectors both in the UK and overseas. Bal has been involved with complex real estate transactions and has extensive experience in deal structuring, financing and successfully monetising projects . Bal is an entrepreneur and has a depth of experience in the residential, commercial development and financial markets.


Pete Oliver

Non-Executive Director

Peter is the BT & EE Managing Director for Small & Medium Enterprises driving major transformation for that business. Prior to that he held the role of BT Sport & EE Managing Director (Consumer) responsible for running the brand strategies, products and marketing. He brings a wealth of experience in managing transformation to his new role as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank.

Mike Newman

Chair of Audit Committee

Appointed to the Board in September 2019 Mike has a wealth of banking, financial management, audit and regulatory experience having spent 30 years as a senior audit partner with PwC. 

During his career he has worked with large UK and US banks as well as a variety of UK based building societies and banks, motor finance, asset finance and private banking businesses . Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is currently also a Non-Executive Director of SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank, the UK private bank of Societe Generale.

Carole Berndt

Chair of Remuneration, Nominations & Corporate Governance Committee 

Carole has an extensive banking career and has led large transaction banking businesses across
the globe including at ANZ in Hong Kong, RBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, and Citigroup in New York.

The nature of transaction banking means that Carole brings a great understanding of banking technology, digital change, operations and control environments to her role. Leveraging her expertise managing large teams, Carole holds ‘Strategic Advisory’ roles with a number of emerging companies, focused on the Future of Work and Talent Management. Carole has a Degree in Information Technology and an MBA in International Business.

*Note all appointments prior to November 2018 would have been to the Board of Bank of Cyprus UK Limited, prior to its change of ownership and rebrand to Cynergy Bank Limited.

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