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Society Appoints First Female Chair of the Board

The Melton Building Society has appointed its first female Chair of the Board in 146 years, Fiona Pollard.  Fiona has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014 and was elected as Chair at the Society’s AGM in April this year.  Fiona is joined by two new Non-Executive Directors, Judith Mortimer Sykes and Sue Douthwaite, making a total of three female out of seven board members (43% female).

Fiona succeeds Alan Craft who has been Chairman for over seven years.  “Alan has supported the Society through some challenging market conditions and I would like to thank him for his leadership and guidance.  I am honoured to be the first female Chair of the Melton and I will continue to ensure that the Society is successful and meets the needs of our members,” said Fiona Pollard, Chair of the Melton.

“To be truly effective, a board requires a mix of skills, cultures, and views to make decisions with lasting impact.  I am very excited that with the changes to the Board we have increased our diversity which will bring fresh new ideas and experiences to take the Society forward,” continued Fiona.

Fiona had a ten-year career in investment banking with various institutions including NatWest Markets and Goldman Sachs. She is also a Non-Executive Director on other boards including Visit England, the Roman Baths Foundation and Monument Corporation. Fiona lives in Bath where she runs her own events management business.

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