Karin Cook

Group Director, Operations

Lloyds Banking Group

Karin Cook is a member of the Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) Group Executive Committee and is the Group Director of Operations. Prior to this, she was Chief Operating Officer of LBG’s Commercial Banking Division. Before joining LBG, she held a number of senior global roles at HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Karin currently serves as the Executive Sponsor for sexual orientation and gender identity at Lloyds Banking Group, and was recently recognised in the Top 10 LGBT+ Corporate Straight Allies category at the British LGBT Awards 2017. As part of her work as executive sponsor she has been the driving force behind the Group extending its Medical Benefits to include gender dysphoria, and was key in encouraging new allies to sign up and support the Group’s Rainbow Network, increasing the membership to 5,000. Lloyds Banking Group was named the UK’s most inclusive employer in the 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.