Weatherbys Private Bank bolsters board with former senior PwC financial services partner

Weatherbys is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Batten as Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director, with immediate effect.

A chartered accountant, Mark brings to the Bank more than three decades of financial services experience having been a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) for over 25 years before retiring from the partnership in 2017.

During his extensive career, Mark worked at the highest level on the restructuring of financial services organisations within insurance, banking and fund management, led PwC’s team working for HM Treasury on the rescue of the Royal Bank of Scotland and for the Irish Treasury in developing its ‘bad bank’, NAMA. Since retiring, he has been a senior adviser to UK Government Investments and taken up a number of board non-executive roles across the insurance and real estate sectors.

Commenting on Mark’s appointment, Roger Weatherby, Chief Executive, says: ‘I am delighted that Mark has agreed to join our Board. We will be able to draw on his considerable risk and regulatory experience, as well as the wealth of knowledge he has forged working for governments and financial institutions in the UK and internationally.’

In May, Weatherbys Private Bank announced that Quentin Marshall, Managing Director, will succeed Roger Weatherby as Chief Executive, who in turn will become Chairman in early 2024.

Quentin, who joined the Bank in 2014, currently oversees the two core businesses of the Bank – its Private and Racing banks. He has had an illustrious private banking career spanning more than 35 years having previously worked at Coutts and UBS Wealth Management, where he was integral to its Family Office creation.