Laurie Readhead

Independent and non-executive Director

American, born 1960

Laurie Readhead, recently retired, is a highly skilled senior global banking and finance executive with over 30 years of experience at Bank of America. Her responsibilities within the Consumer Banking business and her roles as Chief Financial Officer for Consumer Banking and Chief Financial Officer for Global Capital and Investment Banking provided a deep understanding of business drivers and key role in the accomplishment of business outcomes.

Most recently she was the Chief Data Officer leading a USD 1.5 billion transformation of the bank’s data management capabilities. Additionally, her work included the establishment of an enterprise Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance function, focused on ensuring effective risk management in the design and deployment of AI solutions.

Responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer for the Consumer Banking and the Global Capital and Investment Banking included accountability for all business financial planning and reporting. In her various roles, Laurie engaged with the Bank of America Board and its Audit, Finance and Risk Committees to provide strategic and operational updates.

Laurie’s passion for diversity and inclusion (D&I) drove her Chief Executive Officer appointment as Vice Chair for the Corporate Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, responsible for coordinating D&I efforts across the bank. Laurie was also an active sponsor of various employee networks, including LEAD, for women, and HOLA, supporting the bank’s Hispanic workforce.

Laurie serves on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Board. She chairs its Audit Committee and is a member of its Executive, Finance and Nominating Committees. She also serves as an executive advisor to the EY Tech Icons Council. She held Charlotte nonprofit Board roles with the Arts & Science Council and Girl Scouts, serving on their strategic planning Committees.

Laurie graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Accounting.