Independent non-executive Chairman, age 49
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.