Photo (L-R): David Thorburn, Chair of the 2025 Foundation Committee and Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England.
The Chartered Banker Institute was delighted to launch the 2025 Foundation at the Bank of England in October, 2017 with the support of Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England.
Speaking at the event, were David Thorburn, Chair of the 2025 Foundation Committee, Marlene Shiels OBE, CEO of Capital Credit Union and Bernard Adjei, the 2016 Chartered Banker Young Banker of the Year.
Set up in anticipation of the Institute’s 150th anniversary, the Foundation is aligned with the original aims of the Chartered Banker Institute – to promote education and development for young bankers entering the profession. Our aim is to raise an initial £1million to provide bursaries and mentoring for talented young people wishing to pursue a career in banking but who find this challenging because of their financial circumstances. Find out more about who we help.
Speaking at the launch, David Thorburn Chair of the 2025 Foundation Committee said: "Our Institute, which is the oldest banking institute in the world, was founded to promote education and development for young bankers entering the profession. With the launch of the 2025 Foundation, we have the opportunity to continue these fine aims by supporting at least 200 (and hopefully many more) talented young people to pursue a career in banking, who would otherwise find it difficult due to their financial circumstances. I would encourage all Fellows and members of the Institute to get involved in this very worthwhile initiative, either by making a donation, or volunteering to become a mentor.”
Find out more on how you can support the Foundation.