Joined Board: 2011.
Responsibilities: Chairman of the Board and the Nominations Committee.
Previous experience: Held various senior executive positions with Halifax Building Society and its successor Halifax plc. Board member of Halifax plc 1997-2001 and its successor HBOS plc, retiring at the end of 2004. Returned to HBOS plc late 2007 - Group Finance Director January 2008 to January 2009.
Other directorships: M H Ellis Consulting Limited and Leeds Theatre Trust Limited.
What I bring to the Board: Over 25 years experience in financial services.
In what ways are you helping to make a difference? Leading the Board in the formulation of strategy and helping the Executive to deliver.
What is your ambition for the business? A strong Society with an increasing membership who want to benefit from our help in more and more ways.
What does Skipton mean to you? Friendly people who want to do their best for their members.
What makes you tick? Developing strong teams who can deliver for our customers.
Beyond work: Interests are family and sport, plus travel and reading when the time allows.