Joined Board: 2016.
Responsibilities: Distribution and Financial Services Director and member of the Executive Committee.
Previous experience: Mortgage and Bancassurance Director, Lloyds Bank. Senior roles at the Halifax encompassing branches, mortgages and head office positions, Chairman of Halifax Sharedealing.
What I bring to the Board: 30 years’ tenure in building societies and banking. Wide experience in change management, distribution strategy and conduct risk.
In what ways are you helping to make a difference? Driving our services standards to an even higher level for members and ensuring the lifetime financial needs of customers are met in which ever channel suits best.
What is your ambition for the business? To grow and develop the business whilst retaining the excellent culture focused on members and their needs.
What does Skipton mean to you? A very successful mutual society, very clear in its values working as one team creating ownership and trust in colleagues which is reflected in how it treats its customers.
What makes you tick? Working collaboratively as part of a team with strong values and integrity. Coaching and developing colleagues at all levels to fulfill their potential.
Beyond work: Family time with my wife and two sons is the first priority. I enjoy watching the boys play rugby and football and I am a fair weather golfer. I have a keen interest in cars both old and new, like watching a good film and eating out.