Adam Bennett

Adam joined the Board in April 2019 and is a member of the Society’s Group Risk Committee, the Audit Committee and the Group Technology Governance Committee. He is also a Director of the Society’s subsidiary Newcastle Portland House Limited.

Adam spent 36 years at law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, where he specialised in advising building societies. He has a deep knowledge of the building society sector and its associated corporate governance and regulatory requirements.

Adam’s fantastic professional network is a great benefit to the Society. He has advised building societies across a diverse range of issues.  He brings formidable legal insight and experience of different business models and structures, important given the Group structure, which includes two key subsidiaries, Newcastle Strategic Solutions Ltd and Newcastle Financial Advisers Ltd.

During his professional career, Adam has advised on Rules of Building Societies, on corporate governance, including compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, and on the powers and statutory and fiduciary duties of directors.