The Dudley Building Society has appointed financial services and machine learning specialist Tariq Khatri as a non-executive director of the Society.
During his career, Khatri (pictured) has worked as a risk consultant in banking, a Partner at Ernst & Young and latterly as managing director of Machinable – a consultancy that helps businesses ‘shape and deliver practical machine learning solutions’.
Khatri has spent his management consulting career leading strategy and performance improvement engagements in areas where new technologies have had a major impact. These include mobile telecoms, payments and digital advisory functions, as well as in highly analytical domains such as quantitative risk management in banking.
He recently complemented his DPhil in Physics from Oxford with an MSc in Machine Learning from University College London (UCL).
David Milner, the Dudley Building Society’s chairman, said: “We were thrilled when Tariq agreed to join the Society. We are very focussed on the Society’s continued evolution and we have worked exceptionally hard in recent years in modernising all areas of the business with a very keen eye on what the future holds.
“We take pride that our board diversity brings together experts from several areas to ensure effective governance. I am a big believer that our sector needs to embrace advances in technology to provide enhanced customer experiences, which is something that requires a depth of understanding at all levels of the organisation.”
Khatri added: “I’m really pleased to be joining Dudley Building Society. It is clear that they are embarking on an exciting journey that I’m looking forward to being a part of. I am hoping my broad experience in the financial services sector, along with my more recent focus on machine learning and analytics, will be of real benefit to the Society.”