The Board of Directors

Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd is governed by a locally established Board of Directors. This comprises six directors of whom two are locally-based non-executives, two are non-executive directors from the parent bank and two executive directors being the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer. The Board of Directors benefits from a mix of relevant skills. All directors include the control and governance of the bank within their remit of responsibilities and each director also has specific responsibilities, based on their experience.

Mr. Kanchana Ratwatte Chairman

Mr Kanchana Ratwatte was appointed as the Chairman of Bank of Ceylon in December 2019. He is a Lawyer by profession and has an LLB degree from the University of Colombo.

During his legal career, he has appeared on behalf of corporate clients and individuals in both civil and criminal areas of the law.

He has held public sector positions as the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution and the Ceylon Shipping Corporation among other organisations in his career.

He brings a wealth of experience in public sector processes and regulations in the fields of commerce and administration due to his extensive experience in heading these public sector institution.

He also has extensive experience in administration and commerce, being a member of the board of directors of several private sector enterprises in the fields of IT, security data printing, software development, BPO, insurance broking and securities.

He had his primary and secondary education at Trinity College Kandy.

Mr. David Swanney Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr David Swanney is a chartered accountant and a retired banking regulator, with industry experience as Group MLRO for a major UK banking group. He is the author of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group's anti-money laundering guidance for the UK financial sector. David had a twenty year career at the Bank of England, and latterly the FSA, mostly in banking supervision, followed by a two year spell in industry.

From late 2002 to the end of 2018 he worked with the British Bankers' Association/JMLSG on financial crime and money laundering prevention issues. From 2006 to 2011 he was a public member of the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board.

David is a non-executive director of the UK subsidiaries of a number of overseas banks, and also is non-executive chairman of another UK bank.

Mr. Roy England Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Roy England serves as an independent non-executive director, a role he holds with another City based financial institution which he has fulfilled since 1 January 2002. Prior to that, Mr England served as Advisor to the General Manager of the institution, which like Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd existed as a London Branch before the subsidiarisation. He is an associate of The Institute of Bankers.

Mr. Nilantha Meneripitiyage Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

Mr Nilantha Meneripitiyage was appointed as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director in January 2019. Prior to this appoint he held the position of Assistant General Manager (Risk Management) at Bank of Ceylon.

Mr Meneripitiyage joined BOC in August 1992 as a Junior Executive Officer and subsequently he was appointed to the Executive Management in January 2017.

He is a career banker who has gained diverse experience locally and abroad mainly in the fields of information systems, treasury management, international banking, corporate banking, project management, payment card operations and overseas branch operations.

He had been a resource person at the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka in the field of trade finance, Export Development Board in Sri Lanka and Post-graduate unit of University of Moratuwa. He was also an alternate director of Ceybank Asset Management ltd. He is an active member of the Association of Professional Bankers (APB) of Sri Lanka and Associates of Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Meneripitiyage obtained his first degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka in the field of Management Science and obtained an MSc in Management from the same University. He has also completed a diploma in Banking and Finance and Australian Computer Society examination.