Chris Smyth joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2013. He sits on the Credit Committee and is Chair of the Risk Committee.

Chris is a Solicitor who has spent most of his professional life working in-house in Financial Services. He joined Cheltenham & Gloucester (C&G) in 1988 where, latterly, he was the Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services until he left in 2010. During that time he had responsibility for advising the C&G on a wide range of legal and commercial issues.

He now runs his own business consultancy practice advising trade associations, regulatory bodies and professional firms on a wide range of business issues. He lives in Gloucestershire, is married with two adult children and is a school governor, a keen photographer and an active choral singer.