The Board, which normally meets monthly, is responsible for directing and supervising the Society’s affairs. It sets the strategy for the business, ensures that the correct financial and human resources are in place for the Society to meet its objectives, and reviews management performance. The Board of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society includes two full-time executive directors and six non-executive directors.
The Chief Executive has responsibility for running the Society and implementing strategy. The Chairman is responsible for leading the Board and is not involved in the day-to-day management of the Society. There are a number of Board Committees to which the Board has delegated authority.
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Non Executive Directors
Chairman – Colin Franklin
Colin joined the Society in July 2015 as a Non-Executive member of the Board and in March 2016 became Chairman. Having worked at building societies for 42 years, he has a wealth of expertise and experience in the sector.
Colin lives in the Rugby area and his most recent role was as interim Chief Executive at Coventry Building Society, where he had been a Board member since 2008.
During his 35-year career at the Coventry, Colin had many roles including sales and marketing director and managing director of its subsidiary lender, Godiva Mortgages.
Senior Independent Director – David Woodward
David joined the Hinckley & Rugby as a Non-Executive Director in 2015 and is also currently Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee. He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.
He has held a number of senior financial positions with organisations based in the East Midlands, including Express Dairies plc. More recently he was Finance Director of train operator Midland Mainline and coach operator National Express.
Currently he is a Non-Executive Director with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust where he is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Gary joined the Society as a Non-Executive Director in December 2014 and is currently Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has extensive experience within financial services, in both the building society and banking sectors.
He was a divisional director at both Alliance & Leicester plc and Nationwide Building Society, where as Managing Director of Regional Brands he had responsibility and accountability for the newly merged Derbyshire, Cheshire and subsequently Dunfermline building societies.
He then became an executive board director at Newcastle Building Society, in the capacity of Finance Director, before joining the Leicester based Pensions Bank as Chief Executive Officer. The undertaking and assets of Pensions Bank were transferred to Cambridge & Counties Bank, a newly formed challenger bank also headquartered in Leicester, where Gary also served as Chief Executive Officer until October 2014.
He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Acorn Financial Partners Ltd, which has recently submitted an application to obtain a banking licence to the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Geneane joined Hinckley & Rugby as a Non-Executive Director in July 2013. She has lived in the Rugby area since 2001.
Prior to joining HRBS her career with the Lloyds Banking Group spanned 38 years, the last 15 of which specialised in risk management and compliance with regulation.
Her last role was Head of Compliance and Conduct Risk for the Lloyds Retail Bank. Geneane has extensive experience of working with the UK’s Financial Services regulators, including the FCA (previously FSA) and FOS.
Barbara joined the Society as a Non-Executive Director at the Annual General Meeting in March 2017.
Nemone joined the Society as a Non-Executive Director at the Annual General Meeting in March 2017.
Chris joined the Society in 1989 and was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 1993. He became Chief Executive in 2007.
After gaining a degree in economics he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981 and worked at a number of companies in the Rover Group before joining Hinckley & Rugby.
Andrew joined the Society in 2007 as Finance Director, having previously held senior finance roles in a number of other organisations, mostly in the retail financial services sector. Within the Society he has responsibility for financial planning and reporting, treasury, risk management, business development, property and administrative services.
He is an economics graduate and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. He lives in Leicestershire.