Gary joined the Society as a Non-Executive Director in December 2014 and is currently Chair of the Risk Committee. He is a qualified Chartered Certified 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 Redwood Bank Limited, focused on small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.