Board of Directors

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  • Jeremy Cross
    Jeremy Cross

    Jeremy was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in February 2013. Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant currently working as a self employed consultant. Other roles include Director/Trustee for four Leeds based charities including Leeds City Credit Union. Jeremy's previous roles include Director of Personal Current Accounts with Halifax and Bank of Scotland. 

  • Gev Lynott
    Gev Lynott
    Chief Executive and Director

    Gev joined the Society in September 2011. Gev has extensive financial services experience having held senior positions within the financial services divisions of Saga, Asda and Marks & Spencer as well as senior roles at the National and Provincial Building Society. Gev is also a Qualified Accountant.

  • Paul Wheeler
    Paul Wheeler
    Finance Director and Secretary

    Paul joined the Society in July 2011 after a successful career with East Midlands Development Agency. Prior to joining EMDA Paul spent 11 years with a national bank acquiring a wealth of finance industry knowledge and experience. He is responsible for all aspects of the Society’s finances and, as Society Secretary, for all areas of corporate governance.

  • Robert Hartley
    Robert Hartley

    Robert was appointed to the Board in May 2011. He is managing director of commercial property consultant Innes England which has a number of offices across the East Midlands. He has worked within the property industry for more than 35 years and has extensive experience acting for corporate occupiers throughout the United Kingdom and specialises in valuation, landlord and tenant and property disposals.

  • Robert Clifford
    Robert Clifford

    Robert was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in January 2012. He is a director of Nottinghamshire based Shepherd Direct, a group of businesses with interests in residential valuations, financial advice and property lettings. Robert has worked in financial services for 25 years and was formerly managing director at Virgin Money and a director at West Bromwich Building Society and Mortgage Force.

  • Alison Chmiel
    Alison Chmiel

    Alison was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in February 2013. Alison is an experienced business leader in both the financial services and charitable/not for profit sectors. Alison’s previous roles include former Non-Executive Director and Trustee of the Woodland Trust and Deputy Managing Director of Ikano Financial Services Ltd.

  • Ian Rowling
    Ian Rowling

    Ian was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in July 2013. His entire career has been within the building society sector. Ian was Chief Executive of The Nottingham Building Society until his retirement in 2011.

  • Colin Bradley
    Colin Bradley

    Colin was appointed to the board as a non-executive director in May 2015. Colin holds the role after previously being Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director at the Loughborough Building Society.