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Fel cymdeithas gydfuddiannol flaengar, gyda threftadaeth hir a dibynadwy, mae gan y Principality Fwrdd cryf gydag amrediad eang o sgiliau a phrofiad. Mae’r wybodaeth a’r arbenigedd yma yn galluogi’r Bwrdd i adeiladu ar sylfeini cryf y Principality a gwella’r difidend i Aelodau.

Laurence Philip Adams MA, Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in August 2013, elected Chairman in April 2014. Chair of Governance and Nominations Committee. Member of Remuneration Committee.

Laurence Philip Adams Skills and experience
I am a qualified solicitor with more than 25 years’ experience in the banking industry, which helps advise and guide the Society through the increasingly demanding and complex regulatory environment in which it now operates. Previously, I have been involved as a Non-Executive Director helping to rescue the troubled Northern Rock PLC in 2007 where I headed the Risk Committee.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
I am responsible for leading the work of the Board, ensuring the Board operates effectively in setting the strategy, overseeing the performance and setting the risk appetites of the Society. I am also responsible for ensuring robust succession plans are in place, that the Society maintains the highest standards of corporate governance and that we have an open and transparent culture.

Other roles
Director of Outside Insight Ltd and Non-Executive Director of London Clearing House Limited, part of the London Stock Exchange.

Nigel Charles Annett CBE, MSC, MA [Hons], DSC Econ, Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in October 2013. Chair of Technology Committee. Member of Board Risk Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee

Nigel Charles Annett Skills and experience
I previously worked in investment banking, but after ten years joined the Board of Welsh Water, initially as Planning Director. I was one of the founding Directors of Glas Cymru, the not-for-profit company that took over the ownership of Welsh Water in 2001, and Managing Director of Welsh Water until 2014. I believe strongly that mutual business models can do a great deal of good for the people and the communities that they serve.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
I am responsible for ensuring effective oversight of the Society’s ongoing transformation programme so that we continue to transform and modernise to benefit both current and future generations of Members.

Other roles
Board member of the Canal and River Trust and a Trustee of the Community Foundation in Wales.

Tom Denman, Bsc (Econ) [Hons], ACA, Chief Financial Officer

Joined the Board in August 2017. Member of Executive Committee and Executive Risk Committee.

Tom Denman Skills and experience
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and bring over 20 years’ experience in finance to my role. Prior to joining the Society, I held a number of finance roles across a range of industries including commercial property, infrastructure and the legal profession along with five years with PwC in Cardiff and Sydney. I was appointed Deputy Finance Director in March 2016 with responsibility for all of finance, treasury operations, procurement and legal services, and was subsequently appointed CFO in June 2017.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
My role is to ensure we plan and manage the Society’s capital, liquidity and funding in the long-term interests of our Members and the sustainability of the Society.

Debra Evans-Williams, Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in September 2019. Member of Technology Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee.

Skills and experience
During my career, I have held a range of Executive and Non-Executive Director positions and have also worked in a consultancy role with companies in the UK, Europe and the US. My previous experience includes five years spent at the Britannia Building Society, as well as senior roles at Tesco Compare and Confused.com.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
My experience in the Fintech/E-commerce arenas will enable me to make a positive contribution to the Society’s ongoing digital transformation which will support the continued delivery of stand-out experience for our Members.

Other roles
Chair of Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, Non-Executive Chair of Careers Wales, Non-Executive Director of the Milford Haven Port Authority and Trustee of the Alacrity Foundation. I am also a proud ambassador for Ty Hafan.

Claire Hafner ACA, MA, Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in April 2018. Member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee.

Claire Hafner Skills and experience
I am a qualified accountant (ACA) and have an MA in Languages and Economics. I trained and qualified at Ernst & Young in the Financial Services audit department followed by a further three years in corporate tax. During my career, I have performed a broad range of roles across multiple sectors including a term of six years as a Non-Executive Director of the West Bromwich Building Society.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
My experience across the different sectors of financial services, payments, professional services, multimedia and telecoms enables me to contribute to the Society’s change programme and to the Society’s continuing success.

Other roles
I sit as a member of the Society’s Colleague Forum and it is my role to ensure that the voice of colleagues is heard directly in the Boardroom alongside that of Members.

Julie Ann Haines MSC, BA [Hons], Chief Customer Officer

Joined the Board in May 2016. Member of Executive Committee and Executive Risk Committee.

Julie Ann Haines Skills and experience
I have been the Society’s Customer Director since 2012. Prior to joining Principality, I had almost 20 years' experience leading retail businesses. I was a senior manager in sales, marketing and technology for companies such as Sainsbury’s and HBOS. Working closely with customers has always been a critical part of what I do.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
In my role as CCO I am responsible for strategy, marketing, distribution and leading the Society’s transformation programme as Executive Business Sponsor. I have been a Board member since May 2016, and am proud to be the first female executive director in the Society’s history. I negotiated our decade long partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union, which led to the naming rights of Principality Stadium.

Other roles
Board Member of Fintech Wales, a new organisation to champion FinTech and financial services in Wales.

Derek Anthony Howell BSc [Hons], FCA, Independent Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director

Joined the Board in April 2014. Chair of Audit Committee. Member of Board Risk Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee.

Derek Anthony Howell Skills and experience
As Senior Independent Director, I act as a sounding board for the Chairman, serve as an intermediary for other directors, and am responsible for leading the annual review of the Chairman’s performance. I am also available to Members if they have concerns which they have not been able to resolve through the normal channels, or for which such contact is inappropriate. I hold a degree in mathematics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse – subsequently Pricewaterhouse Coopers [PwC] where I initially worked in audit and eventually specialised in corporate recovery and insolvency work, becoming a partner in 1988.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
I am responsible for helping the Board fulfil its oversight responsibilities in respect of matters relating to the integrity of financial and narrative statements; systems of risk management and internal control. This ensures Members have a fair, balanced and understandable view of the Society’s position and performance. I also serve as the Board appointed Whistleblowing Champion.

Other roles
Treasurer of St John Cymru Wales, Consultant for PwC and a trustee of both the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Artes Mundi.

Robert Michael Jones BA [Hons], MBA, ACIB, Interim CEO

Joined the Board in February 2013. Chair of Executive Committee. Member of Executive Risk Committee.

Robert Michael Jones Skills and experience
Having worked for the Society since 1997, I was appointed Head of Group Risk in 2005 and promoted to the role of Director of Group Risk (now CRO) in 2009. In December 2019, I was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the Board. I have spent over 40 years working in Financial Services, starting my career at Midland Bank and subsequently at HSBC, undertaking a number of managerial roles in both the retail and corporate banking divisions. I hold a degree in Economics, an MBA from Henley Management College, and I am an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
In my role as Interim CEO, I am responsible for leading the Executive team to ensure we continue to deliver the Society’s strategy for the long-term interests of our Members in addition to maintaining the smooth running of the Society’s day-to-day operations. As CRO, together with the CFO, I am responsible for ensuring the Society maintains a strong capital base which will enable it to continue to grow and compete successfully over the long-term. I also have responsibility for the Society’s second line of defence to ensure risk management is embedded throughout and aligns to the Society’s risk appetite, purpose and objectives.

Sally Jones-Evans FCIB, MBA, MSC, Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in February 2015. Chair of Remuneration Committee. Member of Governance and Nominations Committee, Audit Committee and Technology Committee.

Sally Jones-Evans Skills and experience
I spent 30 years in retail banking and general insurance during which I gained wide ranging experience in leading people through change, mainly in areas directly serving customers. I believe that helps me to support the Executive Leadership team to shape the Society’s ongoing change agenda.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
I am responsible for ensuring that the Society’s remuneration and reward strategy, policy and procedures support the strategy approved by the Board reflecting the best interests of Members. This enables the Society to attract and retain the best people to ensure the Society is run safely and successfully.

Other roles
I sit on the Boards of Hafren Dyfrydwy Ltd (a subsidiary of Severn Trent Plc) and Saga Services Ltd, the insurance broking arm of Saga Group Plc. I also serve as a Trustee of Tearfund, the humanitarian and overseas development charity and as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Department for International Development.

Iain Mansfield, LLB (Hons), FCA, Chief Operating Officer

Joined the Board in December 2019*. Member of Executive Committee and Executive Risk Committee.

Iain Mansfield Skills and experience
I initially joined Principality’s subsidiary business, Nemo Personal Finance, as Finance Director in January 2015. In October 2017, I was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Society, in addition to retaining overall responsibility for Nemo. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and, prior to joining Principality, built 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles across large banks, start-up businesses and private equity backed retail financial services businesses.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
My role is to ensure we provide excellent service to our customers, maintain and transform our technology and deliver change effectively and efficiently while maintaining appropriate operational resilience to run our business in the interests of our Members and the sustainability of the Society.

*Subject to regulatory approval.

David James Rigney ACMA, MBA, MA, Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board in March 2015. Chair of Board Risk Committee. Member of Audit Committee, Governance and Nominations Committee and Technology Committee

David James Rigney Skills and experience
I am a Chartered Management Accountant and during my career have performed a broad range of roles across multiple sectors including a Board Director at Nationwide Building Society. I believe this experience leaves me well placed to contribute to the Society’s ongoing change programme and to contribute to the Society’s continuing success.

Contribution to the Society’s long-term sustainable success
I am responsible for making sure the Society actively manages the principal risks that arise from its activities, alongside ensuring awareness of the current and emerging risk environments which helps protect the Society so it can continue to be successful and sustainable for its Members.

Other roles
Non-Executive Director at LINK Scheme Holdings Limited, and Senior Independent Director of Elexon Limited.

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