Chief Executive Officer
Charles joined Gatehouse Bank plc as Chief Executive Officer on 8 May 2017. Prior to joining Gatehouse, Charles was Group Managing Director at Aldermore Bank from January 2011, where he was responsible for residential and commercial mortgages, plus property development. Before joining Aldermore, Charles was with Connells, one of the UK’s largest estate agency groups, where he was Group Mortgage Services Director. Prior to Connells, Charles was responsible for intermediary mortgage lending at both NatWest and RBS, plus the branch mortgage sales force within NatWest. He has worked for a number of other household names in the banking and building society sectors, including Nationwide and HBOS where he was a senior executive, responsible for mortgage sales and portfolio acquisitions.
Abdulaziz Al Duweesh
Chief Investment Officer
Abdulaziz Al Duweesh joined Gatehouse in April 2012. With over 18 years’ experience in the investment banking industry, Mr Al Duweesh established his career at the National Investment Company in Kuwait. During this time, he has specialised in senior management roles covering asset management, international equities and hedge fund activity across US and European markets. Mr Al Duweesh is also an executive member of several corporate boards with an emphasis on the energy investment and IT sectors.
Executive Vice President
Mohaimin joined Gatehouse as General Counsel in October 2015. He is a UK qualified solicitor with more than 15 years in-house experience with Sharia compliant banks in the UK and GCC, having held senior positions at Al Hilal Bank, EIIB, Dubai Islamic Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. He has experience in both corporate and transactional law and has worked on establishment and listing of a Bank, issue of sukuk, financing, funds and private equity. He also has experience of international litigation and dealing with regulators.
Chief Financial Officer
Danesh was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Gatehouse Bank in July 2017. Danesh began his career at Gatehouse as Vice President, Head of Finance in September 2013 and was responsible for managing the finance function. He has been an active member of key governing committees of the Bank and has closely worked with the Board in developing the Bank’s strategy and financial planning. Prior to joining Gatehouse, Danesh’s previous roles have included working for Barclays Bank Plc across financial and product control and Ernst and Young specialising in audit in the banking and capital markets division. Danesh graduated with a BSc degree in Management Sciences from London School of Economics and Political Science and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant for England & Wales (ICAEW).
Chief Commercial Officer
Paul Stockwell joined Gatehouse Bank as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2017. Prior to joining Gatehouse, Paul was responsible for Bank-wide property risk including commercial, residential and recoveries for TSB Bank. Prior to TSB, Paul was with Aldermore Bank where he was responsible for all property development, commercial and residential property lending risk and valuation. Paul has also worked for Halifax managing property and mortgage sales and Oakwood Global Finance managing property portfolios. Paul holds a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management, is a Chartered Commercial Surveyor and RICS registered valuer with over 20 years of real estate and related finance experience.