Anne Shiels

Anne is an experienced Director with extensive board-level experience both in the UK and internationally. Working with FTSE 100 and independently-owned companies in both regulated and non-regulated businesses, Anne’s experience spans a broad range of sectors including financial services, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing and consumer. She combines strategic leadership and deep people, culture and organisational transformation expertise with a solid understanding of governance, control and risk. 

She has held Executive roles at Hallmark Cards, Lloyds Banking Group/HBOS, Safeway and Thus Plc. Anne is a trusted executive coach and adviser to boards and directors in diverse businesses in the UK and the US. 

Her track record of leading large people functions and facilitating transformative organisational change, coupled with her widespread sector experience helps us to develop a broader view on matters affecting the Society and assists in developing people strategies including our approach to culture, talent, succession and reward. 

Anne chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of both the Society’s Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee. She is also a Director of Newcastle Financial Advisers Limited.