Meet The Nottingham's Board

The Board of The Nottingham includes two full-time executive directors and six 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. 

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
John joined the Board in February 2012 and was appointed Chairman in May 2014. In his executive career, he held a number of roles at a CEO level in the insurance and investment sector, retiring in 2009 from Lloyds Banking Group where he was CEO of their International Financial Services Division. He was the senior independent non-executive director of the LV Group until September 2015 and a Director of Saga Services Limited until April 2019. He is currently a non-executive director of GreyCastle Life Reinsurance (SAC) Ltd.

Senior Independent Director: Andrew Neden MA, FCA
Andrew joined the Board in 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ experience in financial services in the UK and overseas. After a number of years running KPMG's UK financial sector transaction services team, he was the global Chief Operating Officer for KPMG's financial services business. Current directorships include the Wesleyan Assurance Society and ABC International Bank Plc; he chairs the Audit Committee for both organisations. He also chairs Aetna Insurance Company Limited.

Chief Executive: David Marlow* ACIB
David joined the Board in 2006 and became Chief Executive in 2011. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, David held the post of Retail Director. He has over 30 years’ experience drawn from a number of senior roles in the financial services industry. Before joining The Nottingham, David held a number of senior posts in retail banking at Alliance & Leicester Plc, including Director of Current Accounts & Savings and Managing Director Alliance & Leicester Direct. He is currently a member of the Building Societies Association Council representing the Midlands and West Regional Association, which he chairs, and also represents building societies on the FCA’s Small Business Practitioners Panel. David is also a director of Nottingham Mortgage Services Ltd.

Finance Director: Daniel Mundy* BA (Hons)
Daniel joined the Board in April 2017 as Finance Director. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and prior to joining The Nottingham held a number of senior roles in retail banking organisations, which include Co-operative Bank, Nationwide, Santander, Yorkshire Building Society and the Financial Services Authority. Daniel is responsible for Finance, Treasury, and Credit Risk along with delivery of the Group strategy and business planning activities. Daniel is also a director of Nottingham Mortgage Services Ltd.

Kerry Spooner LLB (Hons) 
Kerry joined the Board in September 2016. Kerry had 10 years of financial services experience in the building society sector before joining the Board. She acted as a Non-Executive Director at two other building societies and has experience as Vice Chair, Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee. Prior to that Kerry worked as a solicitor for 20 years, the last nine years as a corporate finance partner of the international law firm Allen & Overy LLP. Kerry is also a Non-Executive Director of Scotiabank Europe plc.

Kavita Patel 
Kavita joined the Board at the beginning of 2017. She is a partner and Head of Investment Funds at the law firm, Shakespeare Martineau. Kavita has a wealth of experience advising clients in the financial services arena both in the retail and institutional space on corporate, regulatory and governance matters.

Simon Baum
Simon joined the Board in June 2018. Simon has spent over 30 years specialising in risk management within the financial services arena, holding several senior positions at Experian, Alliance & Leicester and Santander, both within the UK and overseas. His previous roles include Director of Mortgage Risk at Santander.

Simon Linares
Simon joined the Board in 2019. He brings a wealth of people and development experience spanning a range of sectors including FMCG, telecommunications and insurance. His most recent position was Group HR Director at Direct Line where he leads the HR, communications, public affairs and CSR strategies and in 2018 was ranked amongst the top five most influential HR practitioners. Prior to Direct Line, Simon headed up human resources for O2 Europe and Telefonica's digital businesses and Diageo, covering different geographies and cultures including Africa, Spain and Portugal.

Mike Brierley
Mike has over 35 years' experience in Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles within the financial services industry, most recently as CFO of Metro Bank PLC where he played a key role in helping lead the challenger bank from start-up to listing from 2009 to 2018. Mike is also a Non-Executive Director at Admiral Group plc the insurance company and brings excellent experience to our Board.

*Executive director

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

Board Committees

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. Kavita Patel
  3. Kerry Spooner

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

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

  1. John Edwards
  2. David Marlow
  3. Andrew Neden
  4. Kerry Spooner

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

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. Kerry Spooner
  2. John Edwards
  3. Andrew Neden
  4. Kavita Patel
To read our Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference, please click here.

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. Simon Baum
  2. John Edwards
  3. Andrew Neden
  4. Kerry Spooner
  5. Kavita Patel
  6. Simon Linares
  7. Mike Brierley
To read our Risk Committee Terms of Reference, please click here.

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