Skipton will bid goodbye to Alan Scotter and Ron McCormick as they take early retirement to focus on different business opportunities.
Clocking up 45 years with the society and its group between them in a number of roles, their most recent positions have been as group commercial directors. Through their work with the society and its 16 subsidiary companies, they have played a major part in steering the group to its place as a profitable mutual.
Scotter has been with Skipton for 29 years and has risen through the ranks, from branch manager to regional manager, followed by general manager sales & marketing and sales & marketing director, before taking on his current role in 2002.
McCormick joined Skipton via its subsidiary, Homeloan Management, where he was finance director before taking over as managing director. Moving to the society as its finance director in 1993, he also became group commercial director in 2002.
John Goodfellow, chief executive of Skipton, says: Both Alan and Ron have been an integral part of the team which has seen a dramatic turnaround in the societys fortunes. During their time on the board, assets have grown 300%, the number of subsidiaries has grown from two to the current 16, and the society has become the most profitable organisation in the sector. We shall all miss their words of wisdom and wish them a healthy retirement and profitable time in their new adventures.