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the melton building society

The Melton Building Society is managed day-to-day by an Executive Team of senior managers, overseen by an elected Board of Non-Executive Directors. Some members of the Executive Team are also members of the Board and are known as Executive Directors.

The Non-Executive Directors, who are from a range of different backgrounds, bring an outside perspective to the management of the Society and also represent the views of the membership.

Non Executive Directors

Alan Leslie Craft
Alan Leslie Craft MA (Cantab)
Chairman of the Board of Directors

I am a career banker with experience in various parts of the world. My specialisation has been risk management in both credit and operational risk. I joined the board of the Melton in June 2013. I am also now a partner in a consultancy that reviews the effectiveness of employee engagement and an advisor to a firm that assesses very long term economic trends and their impact on businesses and governments. I am married with two sons and five grandchildren.

Andrew John Capps
Andrew John Capps MBA, DipM, AMCT

I was appointed to the Board of Directors on 18 February 2013. I have worked in Financial Services for 38 years and have in-depth experience in financial markets and risk management. I was Head of Risk at a large building society where I sat on various management committees, including each of the Risk, Credit and Asset and Liability Committees. I was also a director of one of its major subsidiaries.

Up to 2012 I was a senior manager within KPMG’s financial sector risk and regulatory practice, specialising in financial risk management. I am now director of an independent advisory company which provides risk management advice to regulated Financial Services firms.

I am a member of the Risk Committee and Audit & Compliance Committee.

Ken Romney
Ken Romney BA (Oxon)
FCA Chair of Audit & Compliance Committee

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Following 10 years’ audit experience in the UK and overseas, I have worked in Financial Services for over 30 years. I have had 10 years’ recent experience as Finance Director of Chesnara plc., a successful life and pensions group listed on the London Stock Exchange and intend to continue to work within Financial Services by taking on a small number of Non-Executive Board positions within PRA/FCA regulated companies, where I can utilise my experience in Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance. I am Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Fiona Ann Pollard
Fiona Ann Pollard MA
Chair of Remunerations & Nominations Committee

I was appointed to the Board of Directors on 9th October 2014. I had a ten year career in investment banking as a Derivatives Trader with various institutions including NatWest Markets & Goldman Sachs. I left the City in 1997 to start my own events business in Kent - the Hop Farm Country Park.

During that time I also sat as a Non-Executive Director on various public and private boards including the South East of England Development Agency and chaired KM FM Radio. I have just returned to the UK after living in Australia for seven years and now run my own events business.

I am a member of the Risk Committee and also chair the Remunerations & Nominations Committee.

Darren McKenzie
Darren McKenzie

I was appointed to the Society’s Board of Directors in May 2017. I have been working in Financial Services for nearly 30 years. My specialisation is in Technology and Operations for various organisations across the globe, including Experian, Santander and Royal Sun Alliance.

I am married with seven children and two grandchildren. I spent a lot of time in Melton in my younger days and so I am delighted to be a part of the local community again.

Jonathan Farrington
Jonathan Farrington BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, Cert Dip AF

Jonathan was appointed to our Board on 1st March 2018 and will become a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee from June.

Jonathan has worked in the oil, pharmaceutical and retail sectors including Mobil Oil and Alliance Boots. He served as Group CEO of the Dr Max Group in Central Europe, Finance Director of Boots Retail International and Director of Corporate Development (Europe, Middle East & Africa) for the Alliance Boots Group. Having worked internationally for much of the last twenty years, he has spent time living overseas.

Jonathan has lived in the East Midlands since 1996 and is married with 3 children. He is Vice Chair of Governors at the King’s School, Grantham.

Executive Directors

Martin John Reason
Martin John Reason BSc (Hons)
Chief Executive and Chairman of the Executive Committee

I joined the Society in March 2006 as Chief Executive and previously worked for HSBC plc for 26 years. I am a Trustee of both the Melton Mowbray Building Society Charitable Foundation and Staff Pension and Life Assurance Scheme. I serve as Chairman of the Group’s Executive Committee.

John Philip Mulvey
John Philip Mulvey ACA BSocSc (Hons)
Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director

I joined the Society in May 2010 as Finance Director and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in January 2015. My previous career included 9 years at KPMG, where I qualified as a chartered accountant in 1999 and specialised in the audit of banks, building societies and leasing companies, and 5 years at IBB bank, where I was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2008.

I Chair the Assets and Liabilities Committee and serve on the Executive Committee and as a Director of each of the Society’s subsidiaries, MBS Lending Limited and MMBS Trading Limited. I am also a Trustee of the Melton Mowbray Building Society Staff Pension and Life Assurance Scheme.

Members of the Executive Committee

Debbie Flint
Debbie Flint CeMAP
Director of Operations

I joined the Society in 1996 and my career in Financial Services has included roles within various customer service focused teams. Having always lived locally, I have good knowledge of the local area and the communities in which we serve.

I have gained extensive experience within a variety of customer facing, Principal Office based and management roles at the Society and have in-depth knowledge of the products, services and processes. I have sound awareness and understanding of service delivery within a regulated environment whilst ensuring customers receive a great experience when dealing with the Society.

Siân Elizabeth Gant
Siân Elizabeth Gant ACA BSc (Hons)
Commercial Director

I joined the Society in July 2013 as Financial Controller and was promoted to Commercial Director in December 2018. My previous career includes 5 years working for Grant Thornton, where I qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004. Since then I have worked in the financial services industry specialising in corporate accounting and reporting, balance sheet management and more recently operational resilience.

I live locally with my husband and two children.

I am a member of the Assets and Liabilities Committee and the Executive Committee.