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James Ramsbotham CBE DL, Chair

James Ramsbotham CBE DL


James Ramsbotham became Chair of Newcastle Building Society in August 2021. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of the North East England Chamber of Commerce for 15 years.

Andrew Haigh, Chief Executive

Andrew Haigh

Chief Executive

Andrew became the Society’s Chief Executive in May 2015 having joined the Board as Chief Operating Officer in January 2014.

Stuart Miller, Chief Customer Officer

Stuart Miller

Chief Customer Officer

Stuart became Chief Customer Officer in 2017 and has been a member of the main Board since 2018.

David Samper, Chief Financial Officer

David Samper

Chief Financial Officer

David has been a member of the Board since 2018 when he joined the Society as Chief Financial Officer.

Karen Ingham, Non-Executive Director

Karen Ingham

Non-Executive Director

Karen joined the Board in 2014. She has an extensive customer services background gained in highly competitive consumer sectors and is extremely people and customer-focused.

Bryce Glover, Non-Executive Director

Bryce Glover

Non-Executive Director

Bryce is a highly experienced Director who has operated at Executive Committee and Board level in a number of leading UK financial services businesses.

Anne Shiels, Non-Executive Director

Anne Shiels

Non-Executive Director

Anne is an experienced Director with extensive board-level experience both in the UK and internationally.

Mick Thompson, Deputy Chair and Non-Executive Director

Mick Thompson

Deputy Chair and Non-Executive Director

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

Adam Bennett, Non-Executive Director

Adam Bennett

Non-Executive Director

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.

Stuart Lynn, Non-Executive Director

Stuart Lynn

Non-Executive Director

Stuart joined the Board in April 2020. He is a prominent technology business leader with a wealth of experience drawn from his time at the National Health Service and software giant Sage.

Michele Faull, Non-Executive Director

Michele Faull

Non-Executive Director

Michele joined the Board in August 2021, having spent 15 years in the most senior levels in finance and risk within the financial services industry.

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