Stephen Richardson, Non-Executive Director
With a career spanning more than four decades, Stephen has an accomplished track record in financial services globally. Most recently, Stephen joined the board of Harpenden Building Society in January 2014 and was appointed Chairman in June 2016. Until July 2013 Stephen was Global Head of Wealth Management at the World Gold Council, the trade body for gold mining companies, covering China, India, Europe and the USA. During 2006 and 2007 he advised the CEO of the Irish Post Office on the creation in Ireland of a new joint venture bank with Fortis. Prior to that from 2001 to 2006 he was COO of BNY Mellon Europe. From 1996 to 2001 he was CEO of Save and Prosper and then CEO of banking for the Flemings Group before its acquisition by Chase Manhattan Bank, which subsequently merged with J.P. Morgan. He joined Barclays Bank in 1974, leaving in 1996 after having undertaken several senior executive roles.