BRIAN BRODIE

Chair of the Board of Governors

Brian is currently CEO of Freedom Finance having held senior positions in a range of financial services businesses during his career.  Prior to Freedom Brian was Sales & Marketing Director for Virgin Money and was one of the executive team which floated the business in 2014.  Prior to that Brian was CEO of HML Ltd which was and still is the largest Mortgage Servicer in the UK.  Brian has a real passion for leading digital and operational transformations to deliver great outcomes for customers.

Brian has previously been a Trustee of Craven MIND as well as being on the board of the Yorkshire branch of Business in The Community.  His passion for dance stems from his three daughters who have been dancing since childhood.  Brain strongly believes that dance, in all its genres, has shaped his children and enabled them to successfully navigate many of their life challenges.

After eight years as a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Dance Brian has gained significant and relevant experience of issues now facing the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.  Brian also brings an extensive personal network which will benefit the School. Brian’s pastimes include motor biking and bagpipe playing.