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Annual General Meeting

We are delighted to invite our members to this year’s lead member event; an Audience with Adam Henson at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 March at Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich IP3 8UH.

This member-only event starts with refreshments at 6.00pm and will be followed at 6.30pm by our AGM. After this Adam will take to the stage to entertain us with anecdotes from his farming life and TV career. Adam is happy to take questions, have photos taken and sign autographs at the end. We expect the evening to finish around 8.30pm.

Members should register their place(s) in advance to help with catering and seating arrangements.
We encourage our members to vote either in branch, by post, online or at the AGM. With their support, we will continue to build our communities and make the Society even more successful for everyone.

If you are a voting member, hence an owner of the Society, we urge you to vote on a number of matters of importance about the Society. You can do this by completing the voting form or by voting online.




Michelle Tennens web


Michelle Tennens, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, joined the Board in 2006 and is the Society’s Senior Independent Director focusing on achieving a fair deal for members. She is also a member of the Board Risk and Compliance, Chairman’s and Nominations and Operational  and Conduct Risk Committees. As a marketing specialist with a wide range of experience in retail and consumer marketing, she works closely with our team on strategic marketing and sales issues. She is the Founding Director of redPepper Marketing Ltd, a local digital marketing communications agency, who work with business owners and organisations across East Anglia to energise, propel and transform their businesses through excellence in marketing. As the Society looks towards implementation of our online savings, her experience in digital marketing and customer service is of particular relevance to help ensure the appropriate and secure development of this service for our members.

Peter Elcock


Peter Elcock joined the Board on 1 June 2015 and is Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer at Charter Court Financial Services Group plc (CCFS) and a Board member of all CCFS group companies. He was also Chief Risk Officer at the Coventry Building Society, and prior to this spent 27 years at Barclays.
Peter founded Cornhill Consulting, which provides specialist credit, liquidity, capital and regulatory risk consultancy and software to building societies and banks in the UK and overseas. Peter is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, has a Finance Degree and an MBA from Exeter University.
Peter is passionate about the mutual model, its values and the safety and security it brings to members and is pleased to be able to bring his experience and practical understanding of the risk, regulatory and compliance areas to support the Society.


Steve Liddell


Steve Liddell was appointed to the Board on 30 November 2017. He has a degree from Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a financial services partner at Mazars LLP. He previously worked for many years at KPMG and was the senior partner at the firm’s Ipswich office from 2002-06. He is a co-opted member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Seckford Foundation. Steve, who lives locally, has over 30 years’ experience in working with regulated businesses, and will use his knowledge and understanding of the financial services sector for the benefit of the Society. Steve is committed to helping the Society further develop its links with the community, using its mutual status to focus on serving the needs of its members.


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