Our senior management team


Andy Bayes - Head of Marketing

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Andy joined the company in December 2011 as Head of Marketing, responsible for all aspects of marketing across the Group, including building society, estate agency and our mortgage broking proposition. As such he oversees product development, customer insight,  brand and marketing communications, digital and community programmes.  Andy has spent his entire career in financial services marketing, starting at Abbey National in 1994 before holding various roles at Alliance & Leicester, Santander (where he was Director of Banking) and latterly Nationwide.


Anne Mellors - Head of People and Development

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Anne joined the Nottingham in February 2014 as Head of HR responsible for all areas of HR and Learning & Development across the Group. Her responsibilities include leading the development of The Nottingham’s People Strategy and working closely with business leaders to deliver strategic people management solutions. Key areas of focus include talent acquisition and management, leadership and capability development, employee engagement, equality and diversity, performance leadership and reward and recognition as well as ensuring efficient and effective people processes across the Group. Previously Anne spent much of her career as a HR generalist focusing on supporting major business and people change programmes with Marks & Spencer, Boots and Rolls-Royce.

Chris Gardner - Treasurer

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Having joined the business in December 2013 as Deputy Treasurer, Chris was promoted to the role of Treasurer in July 2016. He is responsible for managing the liquidity of The Nottingham, accessing the wholesale funding markets to supplement our member deposits and using the financial markets to manage the interest rate risks on the balance sheet. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets, predominantly working at other building societies as well as a UK bank and as a fund manager.

Eileen Clarke, CMIIA – Head of Internal Audit

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Eileen joined the Society in August 2016. She had over thirty years experience within the financial services industry, with the last fifteen years as Head of Internal Audit for various organisations. She reports directly to the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee to preserve her independent role within the Society.

Gary Womersley - Head of Branch Network

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Gary joined the Nottingham as Head Of Branch Network in January 2015, drawing on over two decades of experience in the financial sector where he held several senior roles in retail branch banking across the North of England and the East Midlands. He is responsible for Branch distribution across the Society's branches. Before his appointment at the Nottingham, Gary was Local Market Group Director for the North East working for Lloyds Banking Group.

Mike Dugand - Head of IT and Change

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The Society has ambitious plans to transform its technology landscape and ensure all its systems are relevant and secure for our members - Mike was bought into the business in March 2015, with the responsibility for Information Technology and Change Delivery. Prior to working at the Society Mike was Head of Technology Delivery for the UK Credit Services Insurance, Identify & Fraud and Automotive business lines at Experian, worked for Barclaycard as Technology Partner within their Credit Risk and Data Warehousing functions and Capital One UK (Ltd) where he had overall responsibility for technology delivery.

Nikki Warren-Dean - Head Of Intermediary Sales

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Nikki joined The Society in Feb 2016 to head up the Intermediary Team and Third Party relationships. Nikki comes with a wealth of knowledge and has 29 years of financial experience in varying roles at GE Capital and Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society. The Society has ambitious growth plans for the future and the Intermediary Team is key to this growth.

Paul Roberts LLB (Hons) - General Counsel

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Paul is The Nottingham’s General Counsel. He is a qualified solicitor and Head of the Legal and Regulatory Team, which comprises the Compliance, Financial Crime, Company Secretariat, Supplier Management and Legal teams.

Paul is a member of the Executive Committee and a non-voting attendee at all Board meetings and Board sub-committee meetings. Paul is responsible for ensuring that the Nottingham acts with the members best interests at heart, and in a legally and regulatory compliant manner.

Prior to joining The Nottingham Paul worked in-house as General Counsel & Company Secretary at Huthwaite International and as a Senior Associate at international law firms DLA Piper and Nabarro.

Rachel Kolebuk - Head of Business Planning

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Rachel joined The Nottingham in 2005 as a Mortgage Product Manager where she designed and launched mortgage products to benefit member needs. She was promoted in 2015 to Head of Business Planning. She is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the Group strategy and business planning process as well as assessing key board level strategic projects and initiatives to deliver value to the Society members. Previously Rachel held senior marketing roles for Birmingham Midshires and Derbyshire Building Society. 


Su Snaith - Head of Commercial Development

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Su joined the society in February 2013, having worked at Harrison Murray estate agents since 1996. Prior to this role she had worked in various estate agency specific roles within the organisation. Along with her team Su is responsible for delivering a customer-centric, competitive and professional service to all of our customers whether they are members or currently non-members of the Society.

Tina Hayton-Banks, MBA - Director of Member Services

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As a mutual Society, our proposition and strategy focuses on being the best for our members. Tina’s entire career across customer service roles means she is best placed to lead our Member Services teams. Tina is a member of our Executive Committee and also sits on a number of other key governance committees.

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