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Mick joined the Board in January 2019, and brings significant accountancy experience with a deep knowledge of audit to support the Society’s governance and audit function. His diverse skillset and broad range of perspectives derive from vast sector experience that has seen him work in industries including housebuilding, social housing, education, engineering, charities, and financial services.

Mick spent 21 years as a Partner and nine years as Office Senior Partner at KPMG Newcastle. He is a Non-Executive Director of The Clinkard Group Limited, Atlas Cloud Limited and NorthStandard Limited (formerly known as North of England Protecting & Indemnity Association).

Recognising the importance of charitable action and giving back to causes throughout the region, Mick is also a Trustee of Greggs Foundation Charity; Trustee of NUFC Foundation Charity; Trustee of Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust, and Regional Treasurer of The Lord’s Taverners Charity.

He chairs the Society’s Audit Committee, as well as being a member of both the Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee. He also chairs the Newcastle Building Society Pension & Assurance Scheme Board.

“My wide-ranging Board portfolio, particularly in the charity sector, is well aligned to the Society’s community focus and contributes to a better understanding of the issues affecting this sector.”