The Board of Management
Roger Harrison - Chair / Financial Adviser
Non-executive member of the Board since May 2005, a member of the Investment Committee and chairs the Governance 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.
David Bones ACMA - Vice Chair / Cost and Management Accountant
Non-executive member of the Board since May 2009, a member of the Investment Committee and chairs the Audit, Risk and Compliance 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, Risk and Compliance 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.
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, Risk and Compliance Committee. Human Resources professional since 1990 and, since 2003, Director of iAupro consultancy providing HR contract services to corporate clients and charities. Has previously served as a Trustee of the Army Families Federation and The Military Wives Choir Foundation and is a lay member of the Army Benevolent Fund Grants Committee, charities which promote the welfare and wellbeing of soldiers and their families.
Leonard Paul - A member of the Society since 1998
Non-executive Board member since July 2011. Member of the Rules, Governance and Staffing, Salaries and Nominations Committees. Was Western Regional Sales Manager with a leading boiler manufacturer until setting up own business in 1998 operating in the gas central heating and service industry.