Meet The Board

OVERSEEING YOUR SOCIETY

The Board of Management

 

Roger Harrison - Chairman / Financial Adviser

Non-executive member of the Board since May 2005, a member of the Investment Committee. Partner in Positive Solutions (Financial Services) Ltd since 2003. Adviser, Zurich Financial Services, 1997-2003. Partner in a family owned business in the leisure industry in Cornwall 1987-1997 and Architectural Technician 1982-1987. Roger is a keen cyclist.

 

David Bones ACMA - Vice Chairman / Cost and Management Accountant

Non-executive member of the Board since May 2009, a member of the Investment Committee and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. Finance Director and Company Secretary of Lyons Seafoods Ltd. since 1998, where he also has responsibility for the IT systems of the company. David worked in the brewing industry for Grand Metropolitan (now Diageo) 1979-1989, before spending 10 years in the Branded and Wholesale drinks Industry at Mathew Clark, 1989-1998 where he also became Finance Director.

 

Martin Gurney BA (Hons) - FCA Chartered Accountant

Non-executive member of the Board since December 2005, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and chairs the Investment Committee. Partner in Haines Watts Chartered Accountants, one of the top 20 of the UK's largest accountancy practices providing accountancy, tax and audit services to a wide variety of businesses and individuals.

 

Julian Long FRICS - Chartered Surveyor

Non-executive member of the Board since January 1998, a member of the Audit and Risk and of the Staffing, Salaries and Nominations Committees. A Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Recently retired senior Valuation Surveyor with a national firm of Chartered Surveyors and active member of several local charitable organisations.

 

Leonard Paul - A member of the Society since 1998

Non-executive Board member since July 2011. Member of the Rules and Staffing, Salaries and Nominations Committees. Was Western Regional Sales Manager with a leading boiler manufacturer until setting up his own business in 1998 operating in the gas central heating and service industry.

Senior Independent Board Member

 

Margaret Pedder MCIPD – Human Resources Specialist

Non-executive member of the Board since May 2009, chair of the Staffing, Salaries and Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Human Resources professional since 1990 and, since 2003, Director of iAupro consultancy providing HR contract services to corporate clients and charities. Trustee and chair of the Army Families Federation, a registered charity that acts as the “voice of the army families” to all who make decisions that impact on army family life.