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Coronavirus - Help us to help you

From Monday 12 April 2021, our branch opening hours will be: Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm.  Branch telephones will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Our telephone opening hours at Principal Office are 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays.

Please note visitors to our branches and Principal Office will be required to wear a face covering.

Thank you for your cooperation


Meet our Board

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)

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.

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.

Jonathan Farrington
Jonathan Farrington BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, Cert Dip AF
Chair of Audit & Compliance Committee

I was appointed to the Board on 1st March 2018.

I have worked in the oil, pharmaceutical and retail sectors including Mobil Oil and Alliance Boots. I 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, I have spent time living overseas.

I have lived in the East Midlands since 1996 and am married with 3 children. I am Vice Chair of Governors at the King’s School, Grantham.

Executive Directors

Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor ACIB, MBA
Chief Executive

I joined the Society in June 2020 as Chief Executive and I have worked in financial services for over 30 years. Previously I was Chief Operating Officer for the Nottingham Building Society for almost 8 years. I have held a number of senior roles at Lloyds and Barclays and was a Regional Director for Lloyds Banking Group before joining the Building Society Sector.

Simon is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, holds an MBA and is an alumnus in Advanced Strategic Management from Kellogg North-Western Business School in Chicago.

Siân Elizabeth Gant
Siân Elizabeth Gant FCA BSc (Hons)
Group Finance Director

I joined the Society in July 2013 as Financial Controller and was promoted to Commercial Director in December 2018 and then to Group Finance Director in April 2020. 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, prudential risk management and operational resilience.

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

Members of the Executive Committee

Rita Bullivant
Rita Bullivant
Director of IT & Change

I joined the Society in February 2020 from Cadent, where I was Head of Solution Delivery, supporting the Gas Distribution Company to capture and deliver its enterprise wide change programme. In this role I was responsible for creating, prioritising and delivering a £90m investment programme for the organisation over 2 years.

Prior to Cadent I worked for Interserve as Head of IT supporting Central Government and the Defence Sector, mobilising global contracts and associated technology around the world.

I served as Justice of the Peace for Leicester District Bench for 22 years - a role I retired from in December 2019. I am married with two daughters.

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 Walker
Nicola Walker
Chief Risk Officer

I joined the Society in June 2019, having worked in financial services for 25 years. I started my career in the Building Society sector within operations but chose to specialise in risk management. I was latterly employed as the Head of Credit Risk Analysis with Bank of Ireland UK and prior to this I spent 4 years at the Prudential Regulation Authority within their Risk Specialist Division.

I have good all round knowledge of the conduct and prudential risks facing financial institutions and I have specific in-depth knowledge in relation to Stress Testing, IFRS9 and Credit Risk.