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Rory joined the Board as non-executive director in June 2023.

He brings to the Board his extensive experience as a senior executive, Board member and advisor to leaders and organisations in a range of industries including financial services, retail, technology, professional services, education and the third sector.

Rory previously spent six years at John Lewis & Partners (a division of the John Lewis Partnership), including three years on the Management Board and as a standing attendee of the Audit & Risk Committee. 

Reflecting the Society’s values, Rory’s passion for purpose, society and leadership sees him devote his time to a number of causes. He is an independent member of the anti-poverty charity Joseph Rowntree Foundation; a Visiting Fellow of Nottingham Business School; an Independent Chair of Trustees of Ignite Consulting Trustee Ltd, and a Fellow of The RSA.

Rory is a co founder of New Vantage Consulting Ltd.  He has been an Operating Director and Lead Consultant for The Loop Business Consulting, working with international firms as they align their strategy to purpose.  Formerly, Rory spent 12 years as a senior executive in Lloyds Banking Group.

“I’m passionate about harnessing our Society’s connection to purpose. My experience enabling businesses and leaders to unlock this potential will contribute to achieving our ambitions as a purpose-led organisation, making a meaningful difference beyond the bottom line.”