Robert East 

Chair of the Board, Nominations and Non-Executive Remuneration Committees.

“In 1976, I joined Barclays as an office junior. Since then, I’ve learned that well-led and motivated people will do the right thing for customers. Skipton has the same ambition. I’m proud to chair Skipton Building Society because of its history, values, focus on its members and the dedication of its people.”

Robert joined the Board in 2011, bringing more than 40 years’ experience in banking in the UK and internationally. He brings in-depth knowledge of building and leading financial service businesses. During his 32 years at Barclays Bank he was Chief Risk Officer of Absa South Africa amongst other roles. He also led the restructuring of the Cattles Group, becoming its Chief Executive in 2010 until completion of its wind down in 2019. He’s Chair of Vanquis Bank and a Non-Executive Director of Provident Financial plc and Hampshire Trust Bank plc.

Board of Directors: Robert East
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