Shanika Amarasekara - General Counsel & Company Secretary

Shanika is General Counsel and Company Secretary to the plc Board and General Counsel to British Business Bank. She is responsible for ensuring that the legal interests of the bank and its stakeholders are protected and ensuring that the governance aspects of the institution function smoothly.

Shanika joined the British Business Bank in June 2014. Prior to this she worked as General Counsel at an institution established by a number of central banks to promote financial stability and economic development. Shanika has previously worked at RBS as a Director in their structured finance team and prior to this was a senior associate in the capital markets team at Allen & Overy.