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David became a member of the Board in 2018, when he joined the Society as Chief Financial Officer. An accomplished strategic leader with over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, David has in-depth knowledge of the issues impacting the long-term commercial sustainability of the Society’s business model, balance sheet and profitability.

With exceptional understanding of the financial services sector, David has valuable experience in managing financial performance across both large and medium sized financial organisations in the UK and abroad. David’s career has also encompassed multiple system migrations, which complements the knowledge and expertise of the growing Solutions business.

David has held senior roles across a number of organisations, including RBS, Ulster Bank, and Sainsbury’s Bank. He has led complex acquisitions and driven transformational change, whilst consistently delivering core commercial outperformance.

David’s previous experience with broader capital markets and shaping organisational strategy in an ever- changing economic and competitive environment is key to ensuring the success of our ambitious Group.

“I try to bring a series of different perspectives to my team and the Board, gained from experience across the UK and internationally. I’m particularly interested in how technology can enable business change, which complements the knowledge and expertise of the growing Solutions business.”