Richard Coates

A member of the Audit, 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 successful growth strategy.”

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, Richard has held Non-Executive Director roles at Northern Rock (until 2010) and The Co-operative Bank (until 2016) where he chaired the Audit Committees while also a member of their Risk Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Police Mutual Assurance Society and TPT Retirement Solutions.

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