Society Appoints New Director

15 October 2014


The Society has strengthened its board with the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director.

Debra Lewis, who joined the board of directors on 1st September this year, is an independent member of several credit and investment committees for Rothschild, and an independent member of the Audit Committee for the London Borough of Barnet.

Debra, who grew up in South Wales, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and holds an LLB law degree from University College Cardiff.

Debra qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and worked with them in both London and Sydney. She then spent over 18 years in the City with Rothschild, initially in internal audit and then held a variety of roles in banking, lending money, recovery and advising clients on debt restructuring and debt raising, spending 7 years as Managing Director, Head of Credit, overseeing lending activities for the bank before assuming her current role as a Consultant.

Monmouthshire Building Society Chief Executive, Andrew Lewis, welcomed the new appointment, commenting: “We are delighted to appoint Debra to the Society’s board of directors. Her extensive strategic experience at Rothschild will bring a fresh and innovative perspective to the affairs of the Society that we are confident will successfully complement the diverse skills of the existing board members.”

He continued: “As the mutual sector continues to adapt to ongoing challenges, it is vital that the Society recruits the best available talent to our non-executive and executive director positions. Debra’s appointment will greatly contribute towards strengthening the Society’s strategic position as it continues to grow and flourish.”

Commenting on her appointment, Debra said: “I am delighted to join the Board of Monmouthshire Building Society. The Society enjoys a longstanding and enviable reputation for its financial strength and security, its innovative approach to business and for the quality of its customer service. I look forward to applying my experience towards making a valuable contribution to the Society's continuing success and ongoing growth.”

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