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Society appoints first female Chair of the Board

Nemone Wynn-Evans was confirmed as the mutual’s new Chair of the Board at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26 March 2024. Barry Carter, CEO, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Nemone into the role of Chair. She has contributed much to the Society as a member of the Board, and her pioneering spirit will serve us well into the future. Together with her external Board roles – in life insurance, venture capital and energy retail services – Nemone possesses a diversity of leadership experience that uniquely attunes her to the current business environment and our members’ expectations.”

Nemone Wynn-Evans joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2017. She was appointed Vice-Chair in 2023, and she is the Society’s first female Chair of the Board (subject to regulatory approval). Nemone’s background is in the equity capital markets sector of the City of London. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, and holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Here, Nemone shares her thoughts on her new role:

Of Colin Franklin, retiring Chair of the Board, Barry Carter, CEO, said of the appointment:

“Colin has been instrumental in guiding Hinckley & Rugby’s transformation into a truly modern, customer-focused building society. I offer my deep gratitude for all he has done for the Society, and my warmest wishes for his well-deserved retirement.”

Reflecting on his distinguished term as Chair, Colin Franklin said:

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of Hinckley & Rugby for the last nine years. Hinckley & Rugby is a true mutual, rooted in its communities and with a singular focus of doing its best for its members. I am delighted that Nemone will now be leading the Society, and I know that it will continue to go from strength to strength under her leadership.”

To learn more about our Directors, please visit our Meet our Directors page.