About Mike Sketch
Mike has over 30 years’ experience leading people and teams. Now he works with Senior Leaders across sectors who want to unlock their potential and maximise their own performance: They want to generate results, find solutions for tricky issues, navigate change and make sense of career transition. Of course this is not an exhaustive list – if you’re stuck, Mike can help you move forward.
Mike was the Yorkshire Building Society’s first ever Head of Customer Experience where he achieved a reputation for harnessing the power of people across an organisation to deliver a brilliant customer experience and excellent business outcomes.
As a leader, Mike has helped people at all levels to navigate organisational and personal transition – from those in the front line who are often at the sharp end as change is delivered to those who have to lead under sometimes difficult circumstances and often personally impacted by change.
Having started his career in branch banking, Mike joined Norwich and Peterborough (N&P) Building Society in 1988. He worked in a branch, progressed through roles in branch management and intermediary mortgage sales, weathered the financial crisis heading up Retail Operations and by the time N&P merged with Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) in 2011, Mike was General Manager for Sales and Marketing. The YBS Group recognised his passion for customer centricity fuelled by colleague engagement and appointed him as their first ever Head of Customer Experience. He initiated, shaped and built customer journeys for the Group’s core products and delivered material business benefits through implementing the Group’s Customer, Brand and Distribution Strategies.
Mike led the YBS customer transformation programme from 2016 to 2018. In that time he delivered the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society (N&P) integration. This included closing the N&P current account business (100,000 active customers) with good customer outcomes and a satisfied regulator, as well as migrating over 500,000 customers to a new platform over one weekend, without a hitch. Over 500 colleagues were impacted by these changes and Mike led the Union consultation and was active in ensuring the best possible outcome for people affected.
Mike left YBS in 2018 and now enjoys providing coaching for leaders across a number of different sectors.
Mike leaves a very positive legacy and should be exceptionally proud of what he has done. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Stephen White, COO, YBS Group
I worked with Mike from 2014-2018, and rarely have I come across someone with such passion and energy, combined with an unwavering commitment to doing the best he can for his team and for customers.
Mike Regnier, CEO, YBS Group