Our management team

The Board of The Nottingham includes three full-time executive directors and five non-executive directors. The Board, which normally meets monthly, is responsible for directing and supervising the Group’s affairs. It sets the strategy for the business, ensures that the correct financial and human resources are in place for the Group to meet its objectives and reviews management performance. 

The Chairman is responsible for leading the Board and is not involved in the day-to-day management of the Society. The Chief Executive has responsibility for running the Society and implementing strategy.  There are a number of Board Committees to which the Board has delegated authority – the Audit Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk Committee.

Please see the Board and Committee membership and their Terms of Reference below.

Current Board of Directors 

Chairman: John Edwards
I joined the Board in February 2012 and was appointed Chairman in May 2014. I spent my career in the insurance and investment industry and held senior executive roles, including CEO of Clerical Medical Investment Group, CEO of HBOS Insurance and Investment Division and CEO of International Financial Services within Lloyds Banking Group, from which I retired in June 2009. I am currently the Senior Independent Director of the LV Group and Chairman of their investment committee.

Vice-chairman: Keith Whitesides MBE LLB MPhil
I joined the Board in 2004. I retired from my position as Director of Investor Relations at The Boots Company Plc in 2001, after working for the company for 27 years. I am proud to have been awarded an MBE in 1996 for services to the community in the East Midlands. I am a barrister and also served as Justice of the Peace in Nottinghamshire and was national Commissioner for Racial Equality.

Chief Executive: David Marlow* ACIB
I joined the Board in January 2006 and previously held the role of Retail Director before taking the role of Chief Executive in March 2011.Before joining The Nottingham I held a number of senior posts in retail banking, including Managing Director of A&L Direct, Director of Contact Centre Operations and Director of Current Accounts and Savings at Alliance & Leicester. I am a director of Nottingham Property Services Ltd, Nottingham Mortgage Services Ltd, The Mortgage Advice Centre (East Midlands) Ltd, The Mortgage Advice Centre (East Midlands) Ltd, Harrison Murray Ltd and HM Lettings Ltd. I am also a member of the Building Societies Association Council. 

Deputy Chief Executive & Finance Director: Ashraf Piranie* FCCA MBA
I joined The Nottingham in April 2007 as Finance Director and was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director in 2011. I am responsible for Finance, Treasury and Risk. Previously I held the positions of Finance Director and Joint Managing Director at the Islamic Bank of Britain and Director of Finance at Alliance & Leicester Plc. I am a director of Nottingham Property Services Ltd, Nottingham Mortgage Services Ltd, The Mortgage Advice Centre (East Midlands) Ltd, Harrison Murray Ltd and HM Lettings Ltd. 

Chief Operating Officer: Simon Taylor* ACIB MBA
I joined the Board in February 2011 and am responsible for Customer Service, Distribution, the Branch Network, Marketing and I.T. I am also the Chairman of Nottingham Mortgage Services Ltd, Nottingham Property Services Ltd, Harrison Murray Ltd, HM Lettings Ltd and The Mortgage Advice Centre (East Midlands) Ltd. I joined the Society from Lloyds Banking Group where I was Regional Director for the North of England. Prior to this I had responsibility for running one of Lloyds Bank’s largest contact centres.

Guy Thomas BSc (Hons), ACA, FCT, C.Dir
I joined the Board in 2014. I have a background in accountancy and finance with nearly 30 years in the financial services industry with specific experience in Finance, Treasury, Risk and General Management. I have more recent experience in market operations, mergers and acquisitions and disposals. I recently retired from my position as Chief Operating Officer of The Principality Building Society.

Jane Kibbey BSc, MCIPD
I joined the Board in 2006 and have a wide of experience in financial services and human resources. I worked in a range of high profile companies, retiring as Group Human Resources Director for Prudential Plc after holding the role for nine years.

Andrew Neden MA, FCA
I joined the Board in 2014. I am a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in financial services in the UK and overseas. I spent a number of years running KPMG’s UK financial sector transaction services team and was the global chief operating officer for KPMG’s financial services business. My current directorships include the Wesleyan Assurance Society and Youth Business International and I also chair the Audit committee for both organisations.

*Executive Director

To read our Board Terms of Reference, please click here.

Board Committees

Audit
This committee has responsibility for the Society’s financial reporting and systems of internal control. It also has oversight of both Internal Audit and External Audit operations and effectiveness.

  1. Andrew Neden
  2. Jane Kibbey
  3. Guy Thomas

To read our Audit Committee Terms of Reference, please click here. For our Internal Audit Charter please click here.

Nominations
This committee is responsible for recommending a succession plan to the Board of Directors.

  1. John Edwards
  2. David Marlow
  3. Keith Whitesides

To read our Nominations Committee Terms of Reference, please click here.

Remuneration

This committee makes recommendations to the Board on the general remuneration policy of the Society and specifically on the remuneration of Executive Directors. The committee also has oversight of the remuneration of both the Society’s senior management team and Remuneration Code staff.

  1. Jane Kibbey
  2. John Edwards
  3. Guy Thomas
To read our Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference, please click here.

Risk
This committee is responsible for ensuring key risks are identified and steps taken to mitigate them. It ensures consideration is given to all significant matters relating to governance, control, regulatory and compliance issues and that adequate capital is maintained to cover the Group’s key risks.

  1. John Edwards
  2. Jane Kibbey
  3. David Marlow
  4. Andrew Neden
  5. Ashraf Piranie
  6. Simon Taylor
  7. Guy Thomas
  8. Keith Whitesides
To read our Risk Committee Terms of Reference, please click here.

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