Christel Banks

Group General Counsel

Christel joined Key Group in September 2022 as Group General Counsel. Christel has over 20 years’ experience working in law – a qualified lawyer, she spent several years at DWF LLP where she completed her training, and primarily worked for financial services/insurer clients. She then spent several years working in-house in financial services for Bupa before joining an international company Group ultimately becoming the Head of Legal for their Eastern Hemisphere business.   

With wide-ranging experience in identifying and mitigating legal risk and on compliance and ESG related topics, Christel joined to develop the legal function for Key Group whilst supporting the business' sustainability and growth.

Our leadership

Our leadership team has more than 400 years of combined experience in the financial sector, and some of our senior leadership team also serve on the Equity Release Council board. Here’s who makes up our leadership team, and a little more about them.