Richard Coates

Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Risk Committees.

“Living in the Skipton area and having previously been part of the Group, I welcomed the opportunity to join the Board. The Society stays true to its mutual ethos and has its members at the centre of its thinking. I aim to bring my experience of strong corporate governance to the Board to support the Society’s ongoing financial strength and growth strategy.”

Richard is a very experienced financial services auditor and Chairman of Audit and Risk Committees. He brings vital finance and corporate governance insight to the Board which the Board views as essential to its long-term success. A chartered accountant, Richard was a senior partner at KPMG before joining the Skipton Group in 2003 as Managing Director of Baseline Capital Limited, which he retired from in 2008. Since then, he has held Non-Executive Director roles at Northern Rock (until 2010) and The Co-operative Bank (until 2016), where he chaired the Audit Committees and was also a member of their Risk Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director of TPT Retirement Solutions.

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