VICKI POLLARD

Governor

Vicki trained as a Chartered Accountant with PKF in Leeds. Post qualification she moved to PKF Manchester to work in Corporate Finance. She then left financial practice to work in evaluation and planning at National and Provincial Building Society subsequently moving into roles in Financial Control and Project and Change Management with Abbey (now Santander). Thereafter she worked in Finance Business Partnering at RSA.

After 12 years working in large financial services organisations, in 2006 Vicki took a role as Director of Finance and Business Support at Drydens Lawyers in Bradford a firm then employing only 100 fte. This allowed her the opportunity to be involved in strategic decision making and have a hands on role in shaping the culture of the business. In 2013 Vicki moved to her current role as Finance Director at Redfern Travel Ltd in Bradford.

Vicki has 3 primary interests – the arts, sport and travel. Vicki is a keen supporter of Northern Ballet, Northern Broadsides and a regular visitor to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is an avid tennis and cricket fan and combines this with her love of travel by watching sporting events overseas.