Oliver Laird

Oliver is Finance Director of First Direct Bank. He has had an extensive career in finance, having also lead financial operations at Co-operative Insurance Division, UK General Insurance, Lloyds Banking Group and Signature Foods. He began his career in the oil and gas market, with ENI Oil & Gas, and has held senior positions at Sony BMG Entertainment Group, McVities Cake Company and Deloitte Management Solutions. Oliver established First Steps Solutions Limited financial management and business performance consultancy in 2002. He was a non-Executive Director of Rradar Legal Services and is a Trustee of Leeds University Union. 

Oliver grew up in East London and graduated from Leeds University. He lives in Leeds, with his wife.