Joined Board: 2012.
Responsibilities: Deputy Chairman, member of Audit, Risk and Nominations Committees and a Non-Executive Director of Connells Limited.
Previous experience: Senior positions at HSBC, including Executive Chairman of First Direct and Chief Executive of Forward Trust Group. Non-Executive Director then Chief Executive of Derbyshire Building Society 2005-9.
Other directorships: Chairman of the FTSE listed HICL Infrastructure Company Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of Hampshire Trust plc.
What I bring to the Board: Wide experience of financial services and business management generally.
In what ways are you helping to make a difference? For others to judge, but hopefully constructive challenge and an appetite for change.
What is your ambition for the business? Long term prosperity coupled with recognition from our members that the business earns their trust and loyalty by satisfying their financial needs through fantastic, personal service.
What does Skipton mean to you? Having the opportunity to contribute to the creation of a highly respected and consumer friendly franchise in retail financial services.
What makes you tick? I enjoy involvement in building things, from businesses to personal relationships.
Beyond work: I’m very family focused and enjoy most sports and travelling abroad.