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Andrew Higgins

Chairman

Andrew was appointed to the Board in 2012 and appointed Chairman in 2018. He is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee. He is a chartered accountant with a background in audit and advisory services, with a career spanning 33 years in the UK and overseas. Andrew is currently also a non-executive director of an acute NHS Foundation Trust, where he chairs the Finance and Performance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

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Keith Rolfe

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 Chairman of the Risk Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee.

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Conrad Almond

Non-executive Director

Conrad was appointed to the Board in 2019. He has had a career in prudential risk matters having worked full time for NatWest and then RBS for nearly 30 years in prudential risk and capital management roles, and more latterly in a consultancy capacity for HSBC and Co-operative Bank. He is currently a Trustee of Age Concern, St Albans. He is a member of the Audit & Compliance and Risk Committees.

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Myron Hrycyk

Non-Executive Director

Myron was appointed to the Board in 2017. He has an MBA from Birmingham University, is a chartered member of the British Computer Society and has sat on the Midlands CBI Council. During his career he has been Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Digital Director at Severn Trent plc, IT Director at Unipart Advanced Logistics and he is currently a Cabinet Office Crown Representative working with the UK Government’s strategic digital technology suppliers. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Compliance and Risk Committees.

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Belinda Moore

Non-Executive Director

Belinda was appointed to the Board in February 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 is currently Marketing and Business Development Director for law firm Birketts LLP. She has previously held senior roles including Chief Marketing Officer for E.ON UK, Group Marketing & Communications Director at Care UK and Group Marketing Director at BMI Healthcare. She is a member of the Audit & Compliance and Remuneration Committees.

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Sally Veitch

Non-executive Director

Sally was appointed to the Board in 2018. She is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1997 whilst working for Coopers & Lybrand. She is a Non-Executive Director/Chair of Audit at Redwood Bank; and formerly Chair of Audit and a Member of the Risk Committee at an East Midlands Building Society, and Chair of Audit with Amicus Finance. In her executive career, she was a senior executive at Home Retail Group PLC, as the Finance Director for their Financial Services business. She is Chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee and a member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees.

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Richard Newton

Chief Executive

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.

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Alastair Shand 

Finance Director 

Alastair joined the Society in June 2021 and was appointed Finance Director and joins the Tipton's board. He has previously worked with the Skipton Building Society where he successfully led the Society's business partnering and cost teams as Director of Financial Strategy. Alastair's extensive experience also includes leading financial departments across the financial services sector including seven years at Lloyds Banking Group and six years at HBoS.