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Meet our Board

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.

Lorraine Alldritt
Lorraine Alldritt BA Combined Honours

I was appointed to the Society’s Board of Directors in May 2015.

My previous career includes marketing, buying, research and consultancy roles in retail companies including Marks & Spencer and Tesco. I more recently worked as the Marketing Director for Oakham School and continue to enjoy living locally in Rutland.

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.

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.

Nicola Alvarez
Nicola Alvarez
Director of Sales and Marketing

I joined the Society in May 2014 after working in the Building Society sector for 19 years. My previous career spans the retail branch network and specialist intermediary lending including roles in credit risk, customer experience and relationship management.

I am a member of the Assets & Liabilities Committee, Executive Committee and attend all Board meetings.

Rebecca Cartwright
Rebecca Cartwright LL.B, Dip(Comp), CeMA
Chief Risk Officer

I joined the Society in July 2016 as the Chief Risk Officer, having held a number of risk and compliance related roles within the financial services sector, including Deloitte LLP, Yorkshire Building Society and Alliance & Leicester PLC. I am responsible for all risk and compliance matters in the Society and I am the Society's Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

I am a member of the Assets & Liabilities Committee, Executive Committee and attend Risk Committee, Audit & Compliance Committee and Board meetings.

Siân Elizabeth Gant
Siân Elizabeth Gant ACA BSc (Hons)
Financial Controller

I joined the Society in July 2013 as Financial Controller. 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 and balance sheet management. I live locally with my husband and two children.

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

Steve Clayton
Steve Clayton
Head of Group IT

I have worked in the Building Society sector since 1999, initially providing IT support to a number of mutual Societies before joining the Melton in 2006 as IT Manager. I was promoted to Head of Group IT in 2014.