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BOARD MEMBERS FOR ELECTION
Richard Norrington was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2016. He holds an MA (Hons) degree from the University of Edinburgh. Richard has over 27 years of extensive leadership experience in financial services and has held senior roles with Barclays Bank and with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group, which involved accountability for all business and private banking operations in the East of England. Richard looks forward to building on the Society’s strong foundations and values, to secure members’ long term interests, invest in branches and improve service levels. As an experienced leader he understands well the role of a business as part of its local community and the importance of developing and motivating staff to deliver the Society’s mutual ethos.
Steve Reid joined the Board in 2016. He holds an MA Degree from Dundee University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He is a former CEO of Allied Irish Bank (UK) and has held senior executive roles with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group, Barclays Bank and the Woolwich. This is his only Non-Executive role at present. Steve has had a career spanning over 30 years in the financial services industry and has a deep understanding of both the mortgage and savings market as well as extensive experience of managing risk and regulation in the banking sector. This, combined with a passion for delivering great customer service and a commitment to supporting the communities in which the Society operates, helps to complement the existing skills and experience on the Board. Steve would like to make a positive contribution to the continued prudent and safe running of the Society and to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of members.
Alan Harris joined the Board in 2011. Alan holds an MBA, is a Chartered Insurer and a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He is the former Operations Director of NFU Mutual and ex Chief Executive of Avon Insurance Plc. Alan is Chairman of the Society’s Board Risk & Compliance Committee and a member of the Chairman’s & Nominations and Remuneration Committees. He also holds Non-Executive roles at the Aegon companies; Stonebridge International Insurance Ltd, ADMS Europe Ltd and Cornerstone International Holdings Ltd. He is Governor and Director of Prince Henry’s High School Academy Trust. Alan’s wide experience in retail financial services, regulation and risk and governance strengthens the Board in these crucial areas and as a committed supporter of mutual business models, he believes that the time is right for the Society to further strengthen links with its community base and to enhance relationships with members and key business partners.