Jeremy was appointed to the Board in 2022 as Chair and also Chairs the Nominations Committee. He has been a Chartered Accountant for 30 years with a background in Retail and Financial Services. Prior to joining the Society, Jeremy was Chair of another regional building society and has worked within the mutual sector for over 10 years. In addition, he serves on the Board of his local NHS Foundation Trust, as well as chairing the Board of a Children’s Hospice.
Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director
Keith was appointed to the Board in 2015. He has extensive risk management experience gained from front-line risk roles in leading global financial institutions, latterly in an executive role within Barclays Corporate as Chief Credit Officer. He has also worked for UBS and Credit Suisse in Risk Management roles. He is Chair of the Risk & Compliance Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Sally was appointed to the Board in 2018 and Chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Risk & Compliance and Remuneration Committees. She is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1997 whilst working for Coopers & Lybrand, and in her executive career she was a senior executive at Home Retail Group. She holds non-executive positions at Perenna Bank and LHV UK. She is also Chair of Settle Housing Association and a governor at Roundwood Park School Academy Trust.
Myron was appointed to the Board in 2017. He has an MBA from Birmingham University and is a chartered member of the British Computer Society. During his career he has been Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Digital Director at Severn Trent plc, and IT Director at Unipart Advanced Logistics. He is a Cabinet Office Crown Representative working with the UK Government’s strategic digital technology suppliers, and a Non-Executive director at Rooftop Housing Association. He is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk & Compliance Committees.
Belinda was appointed to the Board in 2020. She has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of marketing disciplines gained from a career of over 30 years in the UK and overseas. She holds non-executive roles at Benenden Healthcare and University of Essex Campus Services. She is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Jill was appointed to the Board in 2022, having recently retired from an executive risk role at Barclays Bank. She has over 30 years risk management and prudential risk experience gained from senior roles across several large financial services firms. During her career she has also had several external secondments, including serving as Chief Risk Officer at what was then the Department of Communities and Local Government, and Policy Director at what was then the British Bankers Association. Jill is a member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance and Nominations Committees.
Richard joined the Society in 1991 as an administrative assistant. Following his appointment as Finance Manager he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2001. He was appointed to the Board in July 2011 and is a former Finance Director of the Society. He was appointed Chief Executive in December 2013 and is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Alastair was appointed to the Board as Finance Director upon joining the Society in 2021. He is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1993, and holds an MBA from the University of Warwick. Prior to joining the Society, Alastair has worked in financial services for over 20 years, most recently in a senior finance role at Skipton Building Society.
Risk and Compliance Director
Adam joined the Society in 2020 and was appointed to the Board in 2022. He has worked within the building society sector for over 27 years, with 22 years working within risk and compliance roles, including senior risk roles at two top-ten building societies. He holds an MBA from Leicester University. He is a member of the Nominations Committee and is also the Society’s Secretary.