John Sutherland, Non-Executive Director

John Sutherland, Non-Executive Director

Published 22 November 2022

John Sutherland joins Darlington Building Society as a Non-Executive Director with a distinguished background in the regulatory and wider financial services sectors. To date, John has held senior advisory roles at regulatory bodies including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). He also has experience advising the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Having grown up in Sunderland, John sees his role at Darlington Building Society as somewhat of a homecoming, in which he will be able to share his knowledge and expertise in the region he was raised.

John has a keen eye for corporate governance, culture and risk management, all of which will play a key role in the continued development of the Society.

Andrew Craddock, Darlington Building Society Chief Executive said of John’s appointment: “John is a heavyweight in the financial services industry, and I am delighted to have him on board at Darlington Building Society. His insight and experience will be most valuable in driving the business forward towards an even better building society for our members. John has a clear vision and an affinity with the mutual sector that makes him a great fit with the culture and direction of the Society.”

John said: “When I came to the end of my time at the FCA I wanted to move back into the building society sector where I had spent most of my executive career. The Darlington opportunity when it came along was the best. I grew up in Sunderland and to be able to join a community-based, values driven North East organisation is perfect for me. And my job? Well, The Darlington has been safely handed on for 166 years through six generations. I must make sure, when the time comes, I can hand it on safely to the next generation.”

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

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