Management Team

Gev Lynott

Chief Executive and Director

Gev has extensive personal finance experience having held senior positions within the financial services divisions of Saga, Asda, Marks & Spencer and the National and Provincial Building Society. Gev is a strong advocate of the mutual model and has been highly instrumental in developing the Society’s community support programmes.

Paul Wheeler

Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive finance experience from working in senior management positions in Next plc, Alliance & Leicester and East Midlands Development Agency. He joined the Society as Finance Director in 2011 and was promoted to Deputy CEO in 2016. Paul is a strong believer in mutuality and considers it possible for a financial services organisation to offer quality products and competitive rates whilst giving both financial and physical support to its local community.

Richard Crisp

Commercial Development Executive

Richard joined the Society in July 2015 to lead the Society’s sales, marketing and customer engagement strategy. As well as over 20 years experience of working in retail financial services he has also delivered on customer centric marketing programmes both on and offline. Richard is a true customer champion and advocate of mutuality having previously spent over 13 years working for a top ten society.

David Newby

Mortgage Executive

Dave joined the Society in March 2017 and has a wealth of mortgage experience after working at a variety of regional building societies and high street banks. Dave leads the Mortgage Customer Services team to help ensure that all mortgage applications are processed smoothly and efficiently. His lending experience is also fully utilised as a key member of our Credit Committee.

Jill Watson

Risk & Compliance Executive and Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Jill joined the Society in December 2012 as Risk and Compliance Executive and Money Laundering Reporting Officer following a 22 year career working on risk related matters. Jill is responsible for ensuring that the Society maintains a strong governance culture supported by risk management and compliance monitoring processes.

Mike Taylor

Head of Products and Savings

Mike joined the Society in February 2009 having previously worked within Sales & Marketing roles for local building societies since 1990. Mike leads the Product and Savings Team, and he oversees the development of the Society’s savings and mortgage products and our Savings Operations.  Mike is also a Trustee of The Mansfield Building Society’s Charitable Trust.

Vickie Preston

Human Resources Manager

Vickie joined the Society in June 2014 as Human Resources Manager. Vickie is responsible for devising and implementing strategies and policies relating to the management of our employees to ensure we maintain a friendly, reliable and efficient service.

Brian Seddons

Information Systems Manager

Brian joined the Society in 1997 after spending 11 years working for a software development company. Brian leads the Information Systems Departments and is responsible for all the technology used by the Society including the computer systems and telephones.

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