Specialist lender Together has appointed Liz Blythe as a non-executive director for the group’s personal finance business.
Blythe, who has more than 25 years’ financial services experience, will start her new role immediately.
She will bring her broad experience of finance, governance, risk and audit to Together and joins from Skipton Building Society, where she has been chief internal auditor since 2007.
She said: “I’m delighted to join the personal finance board, supporting the business as it reaches its 45thanniversary. It is a very exciting time for Together and I look forward to being involved in the future growth and development of the business.”
After graduating from the University of Hull, Blythe qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Whitney (now Ernst & Young) in 1991.
As Skipton’s chief internal auditor, she held responsibility for assessing and providing assurance on all risks facing the business. She was previously finance director of Homeloan Management Limited, a subsidiary of Skipton.
Blythe is also a non-executive director and trustee at global software development company, Lhasa Limited. Additionally, she was a founding member and chair of the Mutual Sector Internal Audit Group, which shares best practice in internal audit across the building society sector, and acts as the formal negotiating body with regulators regarding issues affecting the sector.
Richard Gregory, chairman of Together’s personal finance board, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Liz. She brings a wealth of experience in the financial services sector, and in regulated roles, to support our sustained growth. Liz has an impressive track record as an accountant, internal auditor and risk professional and makes a great addition to the board.”