Manjit Wolstenholme

Independent non-executive Chairman, age 50

After qualifying as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Manjit spent 13 years with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, latterly as co-head of investment banking. She was a partner at Gleacher Shacklock from 2004 to 2006 and is a non-executive director of Future plc, The Unite Group plc and Aviva Holdings Limited. She is also a non-executive governor of the Manchester Academic Health and Science Centre. She joined the board of Provident Financial in July 2007 and was appointed chairman on 1 January 2014.


Peter Crook

Chief Executive, age 51

Peter held a number of roles at Halifax plc between 1990 and 1997 before moving to Barclays plc, where he became Managing Director of UK Consumer Finance in 2004. He joined Provident Financial in September 2005 as Managing Director of UK Home Credit and was appointed to the board in March 2006. He became Chief Executive in July 2007.


Andrew Fisher

Finance Director, age 57

Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant in 1983, having graduated in economics and accounting. He joined the group in May 2006 as Finance Director and was appointed to the board. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Finance Director at Premier Farnell plc for 11 years. He was previously a partner at Price Waterhouse.

Malcolm Le May

Independent non-executive director and Senior Independent Director, age 57

Malcolm spent over 30 years in banking, asset management and insurance. He was co-head of banking for Barclays in New York; head of investment banking, Europe at UBS and global head of corporate and investment banking at ING Barings. He is currently senior advisor to Ernst & Young, senior independent non-executive director of Pendragon plc, non-executive director of RSA Insurance Group plc and chairman of Juno Capital LLP. Joined the board in January 2014.

Stuart Sinclair

Independent non-executive Director, age 61

Stuart joined Provident Financial in October 2012 as an independent non-executive director. Stuart has spent over 15 years in the financial services sector. He was formerly president and chief executive officer at GE Financial Services and GE Capital Bank, chief executive officer of Tesco Personal Finance and a director of Aspen Re, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He is currently a director of Prudential Health and Platinum Bank (Kiev).

Alison Halsey

Independent non-executive director, age 59

Alison spent 34 years with KPMG specialising in financial services with audit and advisory responsibilities for UK and international banks. She was a partner at KPMG, advised a number of UK charities and was a board member of the National Autistic Society for five years. She is currently a non-executive director of Teachers Assurance and an ambassador for Alzheimer's Society. She joined the board of Provident Financial in January 2014.

Rob Anderson

Independent non-executive Director, age 56

Graduated with a degree in business studies and joined Marks & Spencer Plc where he spent 19 years, latterly as Director of the childrenswear business unit. He joined Signet Group plc in 2000 and was appointed Chief Executive of Signet Jewelers Limited's UK division in 2002. He joined the board on 2 March 2009.

Ken Mullen

General Counsel and Company Secretary, age 56

Ken joined Provident Financial in June 2007 from Hagemeyer (UK) limited, where he was brought in as a key member of the team that restructured and successfully turned around the business. He is a lawyer and has been company secretary and legal counsel of a number of UK listed companies including Premier Farnell plc, Silentnight Holdings plc and Whessoe plc.