Chris joined the Board in June 2010 and has over 35 years of experience in the Financial Services sector most recently as CEO of Lambeth Building Society, Legal & General’s unit trust business and specialist investment firm TIS Group. He has worked in a wide variety of business environments including major global and small local, plc and mutual and across all areas of Financial Services including insurance, investments, savings, banking and lending. Chris has considerable experience of helping organisations to develop new strategies and achieve wide scale changes. He is married, has twin boys aged 25, and is an experienced alpine skier, a keen sailor, enjoys golf, and plays in a blues band. The skills and experience Chris brings to the Board include strategy development and implementation, change management, business planning and organisation, executive development, operational efficiency and understanding the responsibilities to members of a mutual organisation.
Audrey joined the Board in April 2016 as a Non Executive Director and chair of the Risk Committee. She has been in Financial Services for 33 years primarily in the City of London working for a number of banks and latterly for Europe’s largest independent asset manager where she was Global Head of Business Risk. In that role she was responsible for the implementation of the group’s risk management framework and system, responsible for the production of the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Report (ICAAP) and directly accountable to the PLC Board for the Operational Risk and IT Risk teams. She chaired a number of committees including the Outsourcing, Information Security, Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Pricing Committees. She is a graduate of St Andrews University where she studied French and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers. In 2015 she was appointed to the Board of the Earl Shilton Building Society based in Leicestershire. She is a member of that Board and also of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Outside work Audrey enjoys the arts, travelling, French conversation and running. Audrey brings to the Board significant experience in risk management and governance together with a deep understanding of the changing regulatory landscape.
Robin has over 35 years experience in financial services including a series of senior leadership positions in Lloyds Bank and LV=. He has sat on a number of industry committees at the ABI, APACS, ILAG and as a Director of LINK Interchange. In recent years he has worked as an independent consultant across the financial mutual sector and a coach to senior executives across a range of industries. He is also Chairman of the UK Board of an international leadership development charity. He is an active member of his local community and at various times been a youth club leader, school governor and a trustee of a number of local charities. He has been married to Anna for 35 years and has 4 grown up children and 9 grandchildren.
Michael joined the Board in April 2018. He has 35 years experience in financial services across general and life insurance sectors and retail banking with Flood Re, AIG UK and Prudential UK. Michael is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of two other professional bodies for risk management and corporate treasury.
Stuart joined the Board in May 2018. Stuart was previously Aviva’s European Product and Investment Director and has also served as CEO of a number of businesses in Aviva and RSA. Stuart has extensive experience in developing businesses and implementing strategic growth plans in financial services. He is also a highly experienced Non-Executive Director.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Lee was appointed to the Board in July 2010 as Finance Director and has been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since November 2018. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Director and was awarded the New Chartered Director of the year award by the IOD in 2015. He brings more than 20 years of strategic and financial planning and executive experience to the Society having previously worked in an engineering firm where he was instrumental in growing it form a small UK based business to one listed on AIM with operations in seven countries. External Appointments - Lee is a Non-Executive Director for Metropolitan Police Friendly Society