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Bryce joined the Board in 2017. He is a highly experienced Director who has operated at Executive Committee and Board level in a number of leading UK financial services businesses.

Adding a genuine breadth of commercial and retail banking expertise, Bryce helps to shape the Group’s overall strategy. His extensive industry knowledge and business acumen assist the development of the Group.

The majority of Bryce’s career has focused on corporate and commercial banking. He was Managing Director of Commercial Banking at Alliance & Leicester/Santander, before joining Nationwide Building Society in 2009 as a Director heading its Commercial Division, where he managed a £22bn commercial lending portfolio and the Society’s business savings accounts before heading Corporate Affairs. He has a deep understanding of the mutual sector, having spent nine years working for the UK’s largest building society, the last three as Corporate Affairs Director.

Bryce is also Chair of the Society’s Group Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Bryce recently co-founded a new UK SME bank which received its full banking licence in 2021.

“My strong credit and risk management background is particularly valuable to informing decisions made in my role as Chair of the Society’s Group Risk Committee.”