Meet the Board

Our Board is responsible for directing and supervising the Society’s affairs, ensuring that we meet our statutory and regulatory obligations, protecting the interests of our members and uphold our duty to ensure that the Society maintains proper accounting records and effective business control systems.

Currently, our Board comprises two full-time executive directors and five non-executive directors. Executive and non-executive directors have the same legal roles, however, there are important differences between the two.

Each year, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the Annual Review, the Annual Accounts, an Annual Business Statement, a Directors’ Report and ancillary reports and statements.

Vernon Board of Directors

Susan Jee

Susan Jee

  • Chair | December 2014
  • Susan is a chartered accountant and has extensive experience of managing financial and strategic issues.
John Hughes

John Hughes

  • Vice Chair | April 2014
  • John brings significant experience of strategic planning and risk management to the Board having held several senior roles within high profile financial organisations
Jenny Quirke

Jenny Quirke

  • Non-Executive Director | January 2018
  • Jenny is a chartered accountant with vast experience of managing change and financial risk. Jenny has held senior roles with a major building society and high street bank.
Michael Joyce

Michael Joyce

  • Non-Executive Director | September 2019
  • Michael has held a number of senior roles managing retail financial services businesses within banking. He also has an extensive background in financial risk management, covering several senior positions.
Paula Dillon

Paula Dillon

  • Non-Executive Director | April 2020
  • Paula was a commercial real estate lawyer for over three decades and the first-ever female President of Leeds Chamber of Commerce, on whose board she still serves.
Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher

  • Chief Executive | January 2018
  • Steve has wide range of financial services leadership experience, having worked for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Eagle Star, Birmingham Midshires, Woolwich and Barclays Bank.
Judith Aspin

Judith Aspin

  • Finance Director | September 2016
  • Judith brings extensive knowledge of managing financial risk, gained in senior positions in Treasury and Finance with the Co-operative Bank.