Board of Directors

The following persons constitute IZOLA BANK’s Board of Directors. They are responsible for the overall management of the bank. The Board meets to establish and review the policies and strategies of IZOLA BANK and to monitor its performance.

Magdalena De Roeck
Chairperson, Non-executive Director​

Magdalena De Roeck

Appointed to the Board in February 2006. A UCL business engineering graduate from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Ms de Roeck is the non-executive Chairperson of the Van Marcke Group.

Caroline van Marcke
Non-executive Director

Countess A d'Oultremont

Appointed to the Board in January 2000. A Solvay business engineering graduate from the University of Brussels, Belgium, Caroline Van Marcke is the Van Marcke Group Chief Executive Officer and executive director.

Joseph Caruana
Non-executive Director

Joseph Caruana

Appointed to the Board in February 2006. He has extensive banking experience, having worked for 44 years in the financial services sector both with Barclays Bank in Malta and the U.K., and as General Manager of the Mid-Med Bank Group and HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. until his retirement in 2000. He is at present active in the Corinthia Group of Companies, Malta and holds a number of other directorships.

Charles Hertogs
Non-executive Director

Charles Hertogs

Appointed to the Board in January 2010. A business graduate from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Mr Hertogs is a business consultant specializing in large industrial plants, mainly in relation to the ThyssenKrupp Group. He is a non-executive director on the boards of several companies of the Van Marcke Group.

Guido Mizzi
Non-executive Director

Guido Mizzi

Appointed to the Board in September 2010. A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. His career in the audit and accounting profession spanned a period of thirty years, the last seven years of which as managing partner of the local accountancy firm MSD & Co then local representative firm of Andersen Worldwide. During this period he acted as engagement partner for some of the larger companies and national corporations in Malta including banks, utility corporations and private companies involved in varied industrial and commercial undertakings.

Patrick H Van Leynseele
Non-executive Director

Patrick H Van Leynseele

Appointed to the Board in January 2010. A law graduate from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, Mr Van Leynseele holds a Masters degree in Comparative Law from the University of Miami. Called to the Bar in Brussels in 1979 and in New York in 1997, Mr Van Leynseele is a partner in the law firm Daldewolf. He is a non-executive director on the boards of several companies of the Van Marcke group.

Francis Gouder
Non-executive Director

Appointed to the Board in May 2015. He has extensive banking experience having worked for 45 years in the banking sector , both at branch and head office level. He joined Barclays and also worked for Mid Med Bank and HSBC Bank from where he took early retirement. His last post at HSBC was that of Area Director. He was an advisor to the executive committee at Banif Bank and subsequently was appointed head of private banking at Banif. He presently holds a number of other non-executive directorships.