The Board of Directors
I joined the Board as a non-executive Director in April 2011 and was appointed the Society's Chairman in March 2013. I am a member of the Group Risk Committee as well as chairing the Board Credit Committee.
I am a Chartered Accountant and spent my executive career in retail financial services. I am also a non-executive Director of Shawbrook Bank and a consultant to a specialist motor
insurance intermediary. I am married with three children and my interests include reading, walking, watching tennis and motorsports. With a strong focus on its core mortgage and
savings products, great customer service and low costs, the Leeds provides its members with valued products.
I am a Chartered Banker, with 32 years' experience in financial services. I was appointed Chief Executive in August 2011, having been an employee of the Society for 10 years,
and a Board member, as Operations Director for five years. It is my role to provide clear leadership at all levels across the Society, ensuring a common commitment to its vision
and values, delivering a strong business performance and, most of all, putting our membership at the heart of everything we do. My interests outside work revolve around my family.
I am married to Alison and have two sons at secondary school. I enjoy golf, cycling and follow the Leeds Rhinos.
I joined the Board as a non-executive Director in January 2013 and bring a strong consumer and marketing perspective to the role. I am also a member of the Group Risk Committee.
Putting the interests of the members at the heart of the business provides a strong point of difference and one of the reasons why the Society has been so successful. I have been
employed in marketing and advertising for 25 years and am Chief Executive Officer of a UK leading media agency, Omnicom Media Group UK. Outside of work I enjoy swimming and have
two children. I also support Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Childline.
I am very pleased to have joined the Board in March 2012. I have spent my career in Retail Financial Services. I am currently a Non-Executive Director of the Law Society and a former Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s Bank as well as previously holding a range of roles including Group HR Director at Lloyds Banking Group. My focus is to use my expertise to add value to the members and colleagues of Leeds Building Society. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy most sports and am a former single handicap golfer.
I was delighted to join the Board in March 2012. I am currently a specialist adviser to the Housing Finance Select Committee. I have previously held senior positions at Halifax Mortgages and was Head of Mortgage Strategy and Development at HBOS Plc, where I became Chief Operating Officer, Mortgages. I live in Huddersfield. Outside of work I enjoy watching sports and am a season ticket holder at Old Trafford. I am married with 3 children and as a family we enjoy visiting both the cinema and theatre.
I am delighted to have joined the Society in January this year. I have spent my career in retail and financial services and joined the Society from Skipton Building Society where
I was Chief Commercial Officer. My previous roles include Deputy Finance Director at Barclaycard, Finance Director at Barclays Private Banking, Group Finance Director and Chief
Executive at Scarborough Building Society. Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family, playing squash and cycling.
I joined the Board in 2010 and I am Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Credit Committees. I am a Chartered Accountant and was the Senior Partner for
Deloitte in their Leeds office. The Society, with its proud history and firm commitment to mutuality, is a very strong part of the Leeds business community. I am also a director
of a pensions administration business. I am married with two children and outside of work I support the NSPCC. I am also a keen follower of cricket, football and rugby.
I joined the Board in 2008 having spent my career in the financial services sector. I hold a number of directorships including a private equity firm and a hospital trust. I serve
on the Society's Audit, Assets and Liabilities and Group Risk Committees. I am proud to be a member of the Board of the Society, which, as a mutual, has remained focussed on
delivering value to its members. Much of my time outside work is taken up by my young son, and I also enjoy music, films and motorsports.
I have been a member of the Board since 2009 having worked for the Society since 1988. I am a Chartered Banker and currently have executive responsibility for distribution, marketing
and am Chairman of the Society's financial services subsidiary. I sit on the Cancer Research UK's Yorkshire and Humber Regional Advisory Board and I am also an active Rotarian. Being
a Leeds girl, I am proud to be on the Board of the only mutually owned financial services organisation with its Head Office in Leeds. Outside work, I enjoy walking, sailing and
spending time with my family.
I joined the Board in 2008 and am a member of the Audit, Group Risk and Credit Committees. I was delighted to join such a highly regarded local institution and to work with the
Society in further enhancing its reputation as a leading example of the benefits of mutuality. I was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 2004/5 and
I am currently Chairman of the Audit Advisory Board of the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body and a Director of the Homes and Communities Agency for England. Outside work, I am a
keen reader and love music. I live in the Leeds area.
I was appointed to the Board in 2008, following my retirement as a Director of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc. I am a member of the Society's Assets and Liabilities, Remuneration
and Nomination Committees. I was delighted to be appointed Vice Chairman of your Society in September 2011 and elected Chair of the Pensions Trustee Board in December 2011. I
hold four other directorships and I am also a Trustee of the YCCC Charitable Youth Trust. Mutuality for me means that our endeavours can be focused entirely on our members and
I intend to play my part in keeping it this way. I enjoy spending time with my family and I follow most team sports.
I was very proud to be appointed to the Board in December 2012 as Operations Director, having first joined the Society when I left school almost 30 years ago. I am delighted that
our passion to deliver great service and value for our customers has remained strong. In my role I drive our continuous improvement culture through our people strategy and am
responsible for business systems and customer service. I sit on Leeds City Council's Housing & Regeneration Board and am a Chartered Banker. I enjoy walking and spending time
in the Yorkshire Dales.