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Our Directors

Market Harborough Building Society is run day-to-day by a senior management team, overseen by an elected Board of Directors.

Market Harborough Building Society Board of Directors 
Nick Johnston, Chairman
Nick Johnston

Nick Johnston joined the Board as a non-executive director in 2009 and was appointed Chairman in 2011. He is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee and is a member of the Assets & Liabilities Committee. Nick qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst with Arthur Andersen in London and has over 25 years' experience at board level in various roles. Most recently he was CEO of Elmsteel Group, an international engineering business. He lives locally with his family in Leicestershire.

Mark Robinson, Chief Executive
Mark Robinson
Chief Executive

Mark Robinson has been the Society’s Chief Executive since 2007. He is a chartered surveyor (FRICS) and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School. Mark has many years’ experience in financial services and has held a number of senior roles in building societies and lenders; executive at Cumberland Building Society, Head of Mortgage Strategy at Abbey and Head of Borrowing at Birmingham Midshires.
Mark is also a member of the UK Finance Mortgage Board and lives with his family in Market Harborough.

Nick Fielden, Finance Director
Nick Fielden
Finance Director

Nick qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with KPMG and spent some time in management consultancy before joining HSBC. He spent 13 years with HSBC and then 6 years working with 'challenger' banks in the role of Finance Director.  Nick was appointed as Finance Director of the Society in 2013 and as Finance Director, Nick has overall responsibility for financial control & budgetary planning, treasury and liquidity risk as well as the IT and business change teams. He is married and lives with his family in Leicestershire.

Melanie Duke,  Senior Independent Director and Vice Chair
Melanie Duke
Senior Independent Director and Vice Chair
Melanie has a wide ranging financial experience with a particular focus on taxation and treasury matters. In recent years she has worked for Emap plc and Gala Coral Group Ltd (since 2009 Director of Tax and Treasury). Melanie is ACA and Association of Corporate Treasurers MCT qualified. She lives in Northamptonshire. Melanie chairs the Assets & Liabilities Committee and is a member of the Remuneration, Nominations and Audit & Compliance Committees.

Jon Fox, Non-Executive Director
Jon Fox
Non-Executive Director
Jon Fox has over 30 years' experience in retail financial services and is a former executive director of the Royal Bank of Scotland. His most recent role was as the Head of Private Banking for the brands of RBS, NatWest, Drummond's and Child & Co, prior to which he was the Managing Director for NatWest Branch Banking in England and Wales. Jon is a member of the Audit & Compliance and Risk Committees and a member of the Institute of Management Services. Jon joined the Board in 2015.

Michael Thomas,  Non Executive Director
Michael Thomas
Non-Executive Director

Michael is a qualified Corporate Treasurer (MCT) and Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has over 20 years' banking and risk management experience. Key previous positions include: Director at Deloitte, Director of Group Risk at Alliance & Leicester, Head of Risk Methodology at Santander UK and Interim Chief Risk Officer at AIB UK. He currently holds a number of non-executive directorships and is a lecturer and consultant. Michael is married with two children and lives in North East Leicestershire. He is a member of the Assets & Liabilities and Risk Committees and chairs the Audit & Compliance Committee.

Zoe Shapiro,  Non Executive Director
Zoe Shapiro
Non-Executive Director

Zoe is currently Chief Risk Officer at BUPA UK and previously held senior risk positions with Prudential UK. She has experience at developing risk frameworks and leading regulatory compliance. Zoe is married with two sons and lives in Cambridgeshire. She joined the board in February 2016 and chairs the Society's Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit & Compliance Committee.

Alison Littley,  Non Executive Director            
Alison Littley  
Non-Executive Director

Alison is an experienced former executive with extensive experience in supply chain, procurement, relationship management and business development. Alison's career began with Mars and then in 1999 Alison joined Diageo plc before moving to become Chief Executive of a Government agency. She currently has a number of other non-executive roles as well as chairing a voluntary organisation and lives locally in Rutland. Alison is a member of the Audit & Compliance Committee, the Assets & Liabilities Committee and the Risk Committee.
Andrew Merrick,  Non Executive Director            
Andrew Merrick 
Non-Executive Director

Andrew has experience in a range of different sectors having started his career with HSBC. Most recently he has worked for Dart Group PLC (owners of Jet2.com), and Irwin Mitchell LLP, a national full service law firm where he is currently CFO, having prior to that spent nine years at Bradford & Bingley. Andrew is FCMA and ACIB qualified. He grew up in Warwickshire but now lives in Yorkshire. Andrew is a member of the Audit & Compliance Committee, the Assets & Liabilities Committee and the Risk Committee.

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