Joined Board: 2012.
Responsibilities: Commercial Director, member of the Executive, Retail Credit and Asset & Liability Committees and Chairman of the Skipton International Limited Board.
Previous experience: Commercial Director of Homeloan Management Limited, senior roles at Virgin Money, Bradford & Bingley, Capital One and Boots.
What I bring to the Board: A strong and clear focus on understanding and meeting the needs of our customers. Ensuring that we continually improve the products and services that we offer.
In what ways are you helping to make a difference? The most important part of my role is ensuring that we continually focus on listening to and understanding what's important to our members and then ensuring that this is central to the development and delivery of our strategy.
What is your ambition for the business? To have helped to make Skipton the best place to go to for financial help and advice "for life ahead" for current and future generations.
What does Skipton mean to you? A fantastic mutual business with a 163 year heritage of helping customers buy homes and save for the future.
What makes you tick? Making a difference. In a work context this means driving successful business performance through better understanding and meeting customer needs.
Beyond work: Married to Rachel with two children Ben and Amy. Live in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy supporting my kids at various sporting events, coaching junior rugby at Wharfedale Rugby Club and cycling in the fantastic Yorkshire countryside.