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Joe Garner (Chairperson)

Joe’s love of sport, including triathlon – combined with his business expertise and desire to make a difference to communities, was the catalyst for him becoming Chairman of the British Triathlon Trust in 2012, and is proud to be associated with what has been achieved so far.

Consumer-focused organisations have been at the heart of Joe’s working life, which lead him to join Nationwide Building Society as CEO in April 2016. His early career was spent with consumer products companies, Procter & Gamble and Dixons Carphone. He was then invited to lead several large organisations, first as Head of HSBC’s UK retail and commercial businesses from 2010 to 2012, then in 2015 he became CEO at Openreach, the UK’s digital infrastructure provider. Joe is also a Director of UK Finance (NewTA Limited), and a member of the Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel, having previously been its Chair from 2011 to 2013. He was also a non-executive director of the Financial Ombudsman Service from 2007 to 2010.

Joe lives an active family life in South London with his wife and son.

Read Joe's note from the Chairperson here.

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