Management Team

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  • 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.

  • Richard Crisp
    Richard Crisp
    Commercial Development Executive

    Richard joined the Society in July 2015 to lead the Society’s sales, marketing and customer engagement strategy. As well as over 20 years experience of working in retail financial services he has also delivered on customer centric marketing programmes both on and offline. Richard is a true customer champion and advocate of mutuality having previously spent over 13 years working for a top ten society.

  • Ian Richardson
    Ian Richardson
    Mortgage Executive

    Ian joined the Society in February 2014 and has a wealth of mortgage experience after working at regional building societies for over 30 years, including as Operations Director for Lending. Ian leads the Mortgage Customer Services team to help ensure that all mortgage applications are processed smoothly and efficiently. His lending experience is also fully utilised as a key member of our Credit Committee.

  • Jill Watson
    Jill Watson
    Risk & Compliance Executive and Money Laundering Reporting Officer

    Jill joined the Society in December 2012 as Risk and Compliance Executive and Money Laundering Reporting Officer following a 22 year career working on risk related matters. Jill is responsible for ensuring that the Society maintains a strong governance culture supported by risk management and compliance monitoring processes.

  • Mike Taylor
    Mike Taylor
    Product and Marketing Manager

    Mike joined the Society in February 2009 having previously worked within Sales & Marketing roles for local building societies since 1990. Mike leads the Product and Marketing Team, including the Society's community engagement, PR, and he oversees the development of the Society’s investment accounts and mortgage products.

  • Brian Seddons
    Brian Seddons
    Information Systems Manager

    Brian joined the Society in 1997 after spending 11 years working for a software development company. Brian leads the Information Systems Departments and is responsible for all the technology used by the Society including the computer systems and telephones.

  • Vickie Preston
    Vickie Preston
    Human Resources Manager

    Vickie joined the Society in June 2014 as Human Resources Manager. Vickie is responsible for devising and implementing strategies and policies relating to the management of our employees to ensure we maintain a friendly, reliable and efficient service.