Norwich & Peterborough Building Society

NORWICH and Peterborough Building Society is set to appoint three non-executive directors to its board of directors, including the former chairman of Adnams.

NORWICH and Peterborough Building Society is set to appoint three non-executive directors to its board of directors, including the former chairman of Adnams.

The appointments follow its invitation, advertised in the regional press, for suitably experienced regionally-based individuals to apply to join the board.

Chris Ewbank, Simon Loftus and Janet Turner will take up their appointments when existing directors Zara Hammond and Geoff Loades retire at the end of the Society's annual general meeting on April 16.

Mr Loftus, the former chairman of Southwold brewers Adnams, has lived and worked in Suffolk all his life. He attended Cambridge University where he gained a degree in history and fine arts.


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He has been a director of Adnams for 30 years and was chairman for 10 until his retirement in August 2006.

He led a strategic and cultural evolution of the company which has made it a model of sustainable business, winning the Queen's Award for Sustainable Development and demonstrating its environmental commitment with its new distribution centre.

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He is also a member of the Council of Aldeburgh Music and of the board of 1st East, the regeneration company for Lowestoft and Yarmouth. He lives in Halesworth and is married with one daughter.

Mrs Turner has over 25 years' experience as a commercial lawyer. She gained a degree in law from Bristol University and was admitted to the Bar in 1979. In 1996, she was appointed Queen's Counsel. Since 1999, she has worked as a legal risk consultant, spanning the public and private sectors. She is also Counsel to the WRVS. She is married with a daughter and a son and lives in Wothorpe on the Hill, near Stamford.

Mr Ewbank, senior bursar of St John's College, Cambridge, attended school in Essex and went to Cambridge University, where he gained a law degree. He qualified as a solicitor in 1988, and worked for 14 years in investment banking with Schroders and Rothschilds. His work focused on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, latterly as managing director and head of utilities and natural resources in Asia. He is married with three daughters.

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