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Cyril Lanch

Joined Board: Joined the East Boro board in January 2019.     

Born in Kingston-upon-Hull  educated at Hymers College in Hull, John Ruskin GS in Croydon, and University College London. 


Career history: Early working years in IT, operational research and management consultancy (1960-72). 

Main career as senior manager and consultant in the City of London (1972-95): 15 years at The Bank of England and 8 years with the financial regulators preceding  the FCA.  Thereafter, interim manager and consultant in two financial services Ombudsman offices (1995-98). 

More recently, classical acupuncturist (1998-2008); Board Member of Synergy Housing Association (2004-11); Independent Reviewer for The Property Ombudsman (2007-14).


Previous Voluntary Work:  vice-chair of the management Committee of the City of London CAB; vice-chair of Governors at two junior schools in inner London; chair of local residents’ management company; acupuncturist at a Homeless Families Centre in central London; CRISIS volunteer.

Recently, Vice-Chair of King Alfred Housing Association in Shaftesbury (2016-19) and of a New Milton Care Home (2012-19). 


Hobbies and interests:  Tai ji, cycling, walking, wine, music, theatre, opera, literature, cricket and travel.