Mick Thompson

Mick brings significant accountancy experience to the Board and with a deep knowledge of audit can support the Society’s governance and audit function. 

Mick has worked with companies and organisations across a broad range of industry sectors, including housebuilding, social housing, education, engineering, charities and financial services. 
He spent 21 years as a Partner and nine years as Office Senior Partner at KPMG Newcastle, where he was responsible for driving growth and expansion.

Mick is a Non-Executive Director of The Clinkard Group Limited, Atlas Cloud Limited and North of England Protecting & Indemnity Association.

He is also a Trustee of Greggs Foundation Charity; Trustee of NUFC Foundation Charity; Trustee of Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust; Regional Treasurer of The Lord’s Taverners Charity and a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Newcastle University Business School. 
Appointed Deputy Chairman in July 2020, Mick chairs the Society’s Audit Committee, as well as being a member of both the Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee. In December 2020 Mick was appointed as Chairman of the Newcastle Building Society Pension & Assurance Scheme.

Mick joined the Board in January 2019, and his extensive network in the region helps bring excellent connections to support the development of the Society’s brand and strategy. His wide ranging board portfolio, particularly in the charity sector, is well aligned to our community focus and helps us better understand the issues affecting this sector.