Chairman of Audit Committee and member of the Nominations Committee.
“Skipton has a strong and unique culture and brings important diversity to the marketplace. I believe businesses are about people. By employing the right ones, then nurturing and challenging them, you ensure success. As a former Finance Director with many years of practical experience, I can relate to what the people I interact with are trying to do and offer a wider perspective which will help them to achieve their goals.”
A chartered accountant, Marisa has more than 40 years’ experience as a financial professional. This includes 20 as an executive board member across various customer-facing industries, including financial services, plus 15 as a pension fund trustee with nine years as chair. Her previous roles include Group Finance Director of John Lewis Partnership, Royal Mail Group, Britannic Assurance Group & Prudential UK Group. She joined the Board in 2012.
She was a member of the Accounting Standards Board 2005-11 and the CBI Economics Committee 2001-12. She also held non-executive directorships of listed companies in the UK and USA for 15 years. She’s been chair, director trustee and governor of a number of UK charity and pension funds. She holds other directorships including as Non-Executive Director of AO World plc, The People’s Operator plc, Enterprise Inns plc and is a member of the Competition and Markets Commission.