Specialist lender Together has appointed Liz Blythe as a non-executive director for the group’s personal finance business.

Blythe, who has more than 25 years’ financial services experience, will start her new role immediately. She will bring her broad experience of finance, governance, risk and audit to Together and joins from Skipton Building Society, where she has been chief internal auditor since 2007. After graduating from the University of Hull, Liz qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Whitney (now Ernst & Young) in 1991.

As Skipton’s chief internal auditor, she held responsibility for assessing and providing assurance on all risks facing the business. She was previously finance director of Homeloan Management Limited, a subsidiary of Skipton.

Richard Gregory, chairman of Together’s personal finance board, said “We are thrilled to welcome Liz. She brings a wealth of experience in the financial services sector, and in regulated roles, to support our sustained growth. Liz has an impressive track record as an accountant, internal auditor and risk professional and makes a great addition to the board.”