Chris Smyth joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2013. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Risk Committee.

Chris is a Solicitor who has spent most of his professional life working in-house in Financial Services.  After 8 years in private practice he joined Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society 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 keen photographer and an active choral singer.