Jason Oakley Managing Director, Commercial Banking, Metro Bank PLC Prior to his MD role at Metro Bank PLC, Jason was MD of Acorn to Oaks Financial Services, a financial services advisory business that includes insurance, mortgages, pensions, protection, commercial finance & estate planning. And prior to this, he was Head of Programme Management Office for Close Brothers Banking Division and Infrastructure Director for Close Premium Finance, the Merchant Bank in London for 3.5 years. Jason was also a member of the Executive within RBSG for 6 years, working for them for over 18 years. Latterly, as Head of UK Business Banking for Natwest and RBS, where he worked extensively with NACFB, becoming the first Commercial Bank Patron and launching Hunters into the UK broker market. Jason holds a Lombard MBA from Manchester Business School, & won the Centenary Prize for the internationally recognised Financial Studies Diploma in 1991. He is a voluntary committee member at WHG – Walsall Housing Group – a Housing Association that looks after over 19,000 social houses. Jason, for his sins, is a life-long Walsall Football Club supporter.