Ian Ward

Ian has extensive experience in financial services and was Chief Executive of Leeds Building Society for 16 years until his retirement in 2011.

He was previously a non-executive director of the Charter Court Financial Services Group PLC and its subsidiaries until May 2020, and Senior Independent Director of Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust and a member of its Audit & Finance Committees for six years until September 2018. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Newcastle Building Society since 2013 and was appointed Senior Independent Director in July 2020. Ian chairs both the Newcastle Financial Advisers Limited and Newcastle Systems Management Limited Boards and he is also a member of the Society’s Group Risk Committee.