Deputy chairman retires from Swansea Building Society

Deputy Chairman of Swansea Building Society, Roger Poolman, has stepped down from the financial institution’s board after nine years of service.

Poolman was appointed to the Society’s board in November 2009. He is a chartered surveyor with over 40 years’ experience in the Swansea and South Wales property market. He was chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and Assets and Liabilities Committee.

Andrew Morgan, a chartered surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in practice within the Mid, West and South West regions of Wales, has succeeded Poolman.

During his time as a member of the board, Poolman has seen the Society reach record-breaking highs in terms of its total assets, and mortgage and savings balances. In 2018, the Society celebrated the largest single year of growth on both sides of its balance sheet in its history.

Poolman has also been a part of the Society’s expanding branch network over the last three years, with new branches in Carmarthen and Cowbridge adding to its existing branches in Swansea and Mumbles.

The announcement of his retirement came during the Society’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at Swansea Liberty Stadium on Thursday 25 April 2019.

Alun Williams, Chief Executive of Swansea Building Society, said:

“We are extremely thankful to Roger for the many valuable contributions he has made to the Society during his time as Deputy Chairman. His vast knowledge of Wales’ property market in addition to his respected expertise in risk management has played a central role to our operations. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

Roger Poolman, former Deputy Chairman at Swansea Building Society, added:

“It has been an honour to be a part of Swansea Building Society’s board over the past nine years. The Society is a renowned financial institution in South Wales and to have the opportunity to contribute to its growth and prosperity is incredibly rewarding. With the wealth of knowledge and professionalism held by the remaining board members, I look forward to seeing its continued success.”