Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director since September 2021.
Skills and Experience
Andrew has over 30 years of treasury and risk management experience gained within the financial services sector. He joined the Society in January 2018 as Head of Risk & Compliance, becoming Chief Risk Officer in July 2019 and was appointed to the Board in September 2021. His role is to ensure that the Society manages risk robustly and operates in line with its clearly defined risk management framework. In addition to having management responsibility for risk and compliance, he also acts as the Society’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Data Protection Officer.
Having started his career in the branch network of a clearing bank, Andrew then moved to the building society sector where he gained extensive treasury experience, becoming Assistant Treasurer in one of the country’s largest societies. More recently he held a senior risk management role at a UK bank where he helped to develop and embed a second line risk oversight function covering market risk, liquidity risk and counterparty credit risk.
For the majority of his career, Andrew has worked within mutual organisations, reflecting his commitment to the sector and its ethos. He strongly believes that member owned organisations are best placed to provide real value to their members and positively impact the communities they serve.
Andrew is a member of the All Risks Committee. He also attends the Executive Committee, the Board Risk Committee and Board Audit Committee, Conduct and Product Forum, Credit Risk Forum, Asset and Liability Committee, Pricing Forum and the Investment Programme Steering Committee.
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