Robert Sinclair, Non-Executive Director

Robert Sinclair, Non-Executive Director

Published: 15 November 2022

Robert Sinclair is the Chief Executive of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) and the newest addition to Darlington Building Society’s Board, where he has recently undertaken a Non-Executive Director role.

Robert is a prominent figure in the mortgage world and a spokesperson for positive change in the diversity and inclusion space.

He has been at the helm of the AMI since its inception in 2012, representing the needs of the mortgage market by influencing policy across political and regulatory landscapes both in the UK and Europe.

Diversity and inclusion is a topic that Robert is particularly aligned with, having spearheaded the celebrated 2021 report; Viewpoint on Diversity and Inclusion within the Mortgage Industry. The report’s recommendations provided actionable steps for positive change to promote a sense of belonging in the mortgage sector.

Andrew Craddock, Darlington Building Society Chief Executive said of Robert’s appointment: “I am so pleased to welcome Robert to the Darlington Building Society Board. Robert’s level of expertise within the mortgage industry is matched only by his drive to making positive change in the diversity and inclusion space. Both topic areas sit perfectly with the Society’s operations and ethos, making Robert a brilliant candidate to join our team. I am looking forward to seeing how Robert’s experience helps to further improve the experience that brokers have with the Society, and how we can become a more diverse and inclusive employer – an area of great focus where we are already undertaking work.”

Robert said: “As part of the Darlington Building Society Board, I will be able to share my knowledge of mortgages within the mutual sector.  I also hope to help the Society, its members and colleagues to prosper, grow and achieve success by challenging and being critically positive. I’m also looking forward to ‘coming home’. I started my working life at Midland Bank in Hartlepool, so I’m looking forward to coming back the North East again.”

Robert is one of three Non-Executive Directors who were appointed to Darlington Building Society’s Board in September. Other new appointments include John Sutherland and Peter Barron.

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