Dave Pickering - Chief Executive

Dave joined the Lending Standards Board (LSB) in July 2013 as Compliance Director, and is now Chief Executive. Dave’s main responsibility is to set the compliance risk oversight strategy and ensure that this is delivered through an effective programme of assurance, insight, support and research work.

Dave was instrumental in the initiative to enable debt collection agents and debt purchase firms to become registered firms and in the development of the Standards of Lending Practice for personal and business customers, where one of his key challenges was to re-design the oversight model to support this new piece of self-regulation.

Prior to joining the LSB Dave spent 24 years working for Nationwide Building Society, where he held a number of senior positions in internal audit before becoming the Society’s Head of Compliance Review in 2010, responsible for all elements of reviewing conduct risk.