Blogs 16.03.22

Former Deputy CEO at Santander, Tony Prestedge, joins Board of Twenty7Tec Group as Non-Executive Director

Leading mortgage technology provider Twenty7Tec today announces that it has appointed Tony Prestedge to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Prior to his most recent role as Deputy CEO at Santander, Mr Prestedge spent 12 years at Nationwide, occupying a variety of roles including Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, and has also held the role of Managing Director of Home Finance at Barclays.

In 2021, he was seconded to the Department of Health and Social Care as the inaugural Chief Operating Officer of the NHS Test and Trace service, leading transformation planning and program management, technology, digital channel development, data analytics, and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his role as Non-Exec Director, Prestedge will support the Board of Twenty7Tec in group strategy, operations, and oversight.

James Tucker, CEO of Twenty7Tec Group, commented “Tony’s appointment is indicative of the strong progress we have made in establishing ourselves as a key strategic partner to many of the leading lender and distribution businesses in the mortgage market. As we enter the next stage of our growth, Tony will be invaluable in helping us to continue to scale our business both organically and through acquisition.”

Tony Prestedge says of his appointment: “My career has been characterised by working in high-growth, fast-changing environments and so I am looking forward to helping Twenty7Tec as it looks to build on its market-leading mortgagetech status. James and his team have clearly created a company that is well set to flourish further over coming years and I’m looking forward to being part of the next chapter.”

About Tony Prestedge
Tony is a hugely experienced executive having held Board and Executive Committee roles at three of the biggest UK financial institutions for almost two decades.

He has particular expertise in digital, consumer, strategy, transformation, technology and channel/proposition development.

In his most recent roles as both a Board member and Deputy Chief Executive at Santander UK and Nationwide Building Society, Tony’s accountabilities have included strategy and sustainability, digital transformation, fintech development, venturing and innovation, payments and Open Banking, technology strategy, development and operations, human resources, corporate affairs and communications and leadership of scale multi-channel operations, including mobile and internet banking, branch network, contact centres, intermediary distribution and product services.

Through the spring and summer of 2020, Tony was Chief Operating Officer of the NHS Test and Trace service, supporting the UK’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Tony has also sat on numerous external Boards and advisory bodies, including as a Non-Executive for Business in the Community, Trustee of the Nationwide Foundation, Deputy Chair of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, and the industry advisory groups for both Oracle and Microsoft.