Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, DBE

Portrait of a board of trustee at Tate

Dame Jayne-Anne is the Founder and Executive Chair of Snoop. From 2007 to 2018 she was the CEO of Virgin Money.

A Chartered Accountant, she spent six years at Norwich Union (now Aviva) before becoming one of the founders of Virgin Direct in 1995. Three years later, she set up the Virgin One account, which was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2001. She subsequently spent five years at RBS before returning to Virgin as CEO of Virgin Money.

From 2016 to 2021 she was the UK Government’s Women in Finance Champion and continues to support and promote the Women in Finance Charter as an advisor. In 2018 she was named Leader of the Year at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

She is a Trustee of the Tate and sits on the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum and Lloyds Culture Advisory Group.

She was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list and made a Dame in the 2019 Honours list.

Appointment information

  • Appointed by: Prime Minister
  • Appointment: 14 November 2016
  • Term expires: 13 November 2024 (Reappointed November 2020)

Other Membership

  • Senior Independent Trustee
  • Finance and Operations Committee (Chair)
  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • FOI Appeals Committee (Chair)
  • Remuneration Committee