Non-executive board member

Ashley Machin


Ashley Machin was appointed as a member of the Digital Advisory Committee in December 2015. He joined the Departmental Audit and Risk Assurance Committee in June 2016 and was appointed as a Departmental Board member in November 2017.

Ashley previously held the role of Chief Digital Officer at the TSB Bank, where as a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee, he had responsibility for leading and developing the bank’s digital capability. Prior to joining TSB in 2014, Ashley spent nearly 30 years at Lloyds Bank and Lloyds Banking Group. As Director and latterly Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group’s digital activity he oversaw the development and launch of a wide range of initiatives, including the launch of mobile banking and payments. In 2012, he joined the Digital Advisory Board to the Government Digital Service at its formation – a role he held until 2015.

Ashley has been an independent NED at Masthaven Bank since October 2016, and interim Chairman of the bank since September 2019.

Non-executive board member

Our non-executive directors are senior figures from outside the department who bring a diverse mix of expertise and skills from across the public and private sector. They all:

  • give guidance and advice to DWP leaders and ministers
  • support and challenge management on the department’s strategic direction
  • provide support in monitoring and reviewing progress

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