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Joe joined Nationwide in April 2016 from BT Group where he was Chief Executive of Openreach, a position he held from early 2014.

Prior to this Joe was a director of HSBC Bank PLC and Head of HSBC in the UK, roles which included responsibility for all of HSBC's retail and commercial banking business, including Marks and Spencer Bank, First Direct and The John Lewis Partnership Card. He has also held senior positions at Dixons Stores Group and spent the early part of his career at Procter and Gamble.

In May 2016 Joe was appointed as a member of the FCA's Practitioner Panel. Joe was previously appointed to the FSA Practitioner Panel in 2011 and was Chairman between 2012 and 2013. Joe was also a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Ombudsman Service from 2007-2010. He is currently Chairman of the British Triathlon Foundation Trust.

Tony Prestedge joined Nationwide from the Portman Group where he was Executive Director, Operations, having served on the Board since November 2003. Prior to Portman Tony was Managing Director Home Finance for Barclays PLC and a member of the Retail Banking Executive. Previously Tony was Support and Operations Director for Retail Distribution and Head of UK Banking Change.

Tony is responsible for Nationwide Group’s operations which brings together technology, strategic transformation and customer experience. He is accountable for leading and delivering the transformation of the organisation while continuing to improve service for Nationwide’s customers.

In 2007 Mark was appointed Group Finance Director for Nationwide Building Society. Mark is accountable for financial performance and external reporting, market, credit, operational, regulatory and balance sheet risk, wholesale market funding, internal audit and business protection.

Prior to joining Nationwide, Mark was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He joined the firm in 1981 and specialised in financial services with a specific focus on retail and corporate banking. He also worked extensively with group treasury operations and leasing & asset finance businesses. He was admitted to the partnership of the firm in 1995.

He is a lifelong Manchester United fan and enjoys playing golf, going to the gym and following football and rugby. In June 2008 he cycled the London to Brighton bike ride. Mark is married with two teenage children.

Chris joined Nationwide in April 2009 from Abbey Santander, where he was director of retail distribution for Alliance and Leicester (A&L).

Chris’ responsibilities include Nationwide’s product range, its commercial activities, consumer finance, customer experience and customer strategy & marketing.

Chris has spent 20 years working in the financial services sector and his previous positions include deputy managing director of Girobank and retail operations director of A&L. In 2003 he was appointed as managing director retail banking for the entire A&L Group. In 2007 Chris moved to become group finance director, a role he held until the merger with Santander in 2008.

Alan oversees Nationwide’s Policy & Public Affairs and Media Relations teams. He is responsible for formulating the organisation’s response to emerging market and regulatory issues, as well as engaging with the media to ensure they understand Nationwide’s approach and rationale towards its customers and business operations.

He has held this role since 2005, and prior to this has had a long and varied career with the Society, covering a broad range of areas including the retail network, finance, internal communications and corporate responsibility.

Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in their London Office, during which time he focussed on a financial services portfolio.

In 1992 he joined Nationwide Building Society. Andrew has undertaken a range of roles within different elements of the Nationwide Group including internal audit, banking, life assurance, unit trusts and personal loans. Previous roles include Finance Director of the Group's specialist mortgage lending subsidiary UCB Home Loans (now part of the Group’s specialist lending operations) and Head of Mortgage Marketing for Nationwide.

Andrew is currently Head of Mortgage Strategy & Policy for the Nationwide Group covering prime, specialist and regional brands. Andrew is the lead contact with trade bodies, government and regulators on housing and mortgage matters. Andrew is a lender member of the NHBC Council.

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