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Graham Picken

Deputy Chairman, a member of Audit, Risk and Nominations Committees and a Non-Executive Director of Connells Limited. 

“My executive career was largely in retail banking but when I moved to non-executive duties I was attracted by Skipton’s mutual ethos which demands and encourages a clear focus on the interests of customers. I gain the greatest satisfaction from being part of, and contributing to, a growing and successful business and Skipton has more than fulfilled my expectations."

“Financial services never stands still and there will be new opportunities and challenges ahead. I would like to believe that by sharing my knowledge and experience of the wider industry with the Society, Skipton will maintain the momentum that has enabled it to prosper and serve its customers well.”

Graham joined the Board in 2012, bringing broad experience of financial services and business management. He had previously held various senior positions, including at HSBC (including Executive Chairman of First Direct and Chief Executive of Forward Trust Group) and Derbyshire Building Society (Non-Executive Director then Chief Executive 2005-9). Other former directorships include Chairman of the FTSE listed HICL Infrastructure Company Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of Hampshire Trust plc.

Board of Directors: Graham Picken
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