Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia: Former Virgin Money boss on Branson, banks and top investing tips
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Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia is widely regarded as one of Britain’s most successful bankers but, as she tells Gabby, didn’t always plan a career in finance.

 

Jayne-Anne helped Sir Richard Branson set up Virgin Money and as CEO steered the company through takeovers, a stock market float and eventual sale. She currently chairs the HMRC Board and, in 2020, launched Snoop, a money management app designed to help people become savvier with their spending and saving. Until last year, she was the Government’s Women in Finance Champion and was made a Dame in the 2019 Honours list. She met husband Ashok during freshers’ week at university and the couple have a daughter together.

 

Jayne-Anne reveals why her mum took charge of the family finances growing up, what life is like working for Sir Richard and why she’s always tried to make a positive difference when making big decisions at work.

 

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This episode was recorded in April 2022 and is also available as a vodcast on the interactive investor YouTube channel.

 

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