Chris Pilling

Chris Pilling

Board Member

Chris Pilling was appointed to the Board by the Secretary of State in April 2020 for a three-year term. After graduating from Cambridge with a degree in geography, Chris started his career in marketing, working for Procter & Gamble, British Airways and Asda.


He Became CEO of HSBC owned First Direct in 2006 and subsequently led them through the financial crisis and, more recently, Yorkshire Building Society Group where he was also CEO. Chris has served as Non-Executive Director for the Yorkshire Tourist Board, and the Department of Health.


He is currently Non-Executive Director for Musgrave Group plc and Barclays Bank UK.

Funding Partners
  • DCMS
  • TNL partners
Official Partners
  • BAES logo
  • BUPA
  • IHG logo
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland