Urvashi Dattani has over 30 years of experience as a chartered accountant and last year took early retirement from her role as Senior Manager, Group Risk for Santander UK  where she lead a major regulatory project, resulting in significant Capital savings.

Urvashi has over 30 years of experience as a chartered accountant and last year took early retirement from her role as Senior Manager, Group Risk for Santander UK  where she lead a major regulatory project, resulting in significant Capital savings.

Urvashi began her career with Pannell Kerr Foster (formerly Ball Baker Leake), London before moving to KPMG where she progressed to the role of Client Services Manager for one of the firm’s largest clients.

In 1993 Urvashi moved to Alliance & Leicester plc (now Santander UK) and was appointed Head of Financial Relations to head up key external relationships with city analysts, the Financial Services Authority and rating agencies.

Within this role, Urvashi was part of a small team which took the organisation from a mutual building society to a plc quoted bank.

Urvashi spends a great deal of her time as a trustee for Vista, a charity for people with sight loss in Leicestershire and Rutland and has spent time working with orphanages and an Ashram in India.