Matt Elliott, People Director, Virgin Money
Matt Elliott joined Virgin Money in 2011 as people director, leading the HR work required to acquire and integrate Northern Rock. Matt is a member of the Executive Team who successfully built the company, leading to a successful FTSE listing in 2014. Matt’s early career was at RBS, where he held senior HR roles in several RBS operating businesses, including the consumer finance division and the Tesco Personal Finance joint venture. In 2007 he moved to BP within corporate and functions before becoming HR vice president for the North Africa business. Matt led the team widely recognised for the integration of Virgin Money and Northern Rock (Team of the Year, Change Management of the Year – Personnel Today Awards 2013), and was awarded HR Network Scotland’s HR Director of the Year in 2014. He has been named a Financial Times Top 50 LGBT ally for 3 consecutive years and FT Top 20 ‘Champion of Women in Business’ in 2017.