Beverley Downes

I joined the business in 2002 and have since held several customer facing and management roles including customer service, diversity and inclusion, ICT, and procurement. I was appointed Marketing and Communications Director in 2016.

My core responsibilities include setting brand strategy and directing our Group’s digital marketing, communications, and stakeholder engagement activities. I lead our facilities operations as well as the Development Bank’s sustainability strategy.

Outside the Development Bank I am a Trustee of Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust. Between 2018 and 2022 I was Vice Chair of WJEC CBAC Ltd, a leading examination board, and chair of their remuneration committee.