Meet the Team

Advance’s first priority is to be your voice at work.  In serving the interests of our members, the structure of Advance is as follows:   

The members elect the General Secretary whose responsibilities include being the Chief Executive and the key spokesperson for Advance.  Linda Rolph has been Advance’s General Secretary since 1997.  Linda is supported by a team which includes elected Representatives who undertake activity for Advance on behalf of members in their business areas.  In addition, we have a Helpline team (based at the Advance office in Tring, Hertfordshire) and a senior team who undertake casework, resolve complex issues for members and negotiate on policies with the Bank.

Members elect Representatives from across our membership to serve on the National Executive Committee (NEC).  The NEC is the policy-making body of Advance.  They also attend sub-committees within their own business area which, through meetings with senior management, address issues that are important to our members.  They also attend other meetings, where appropriate.

Advance currently has 10 Areas which represent members in different parts of the Bank.  These Areas are made up of local Area Representatives who are elected to represent members in their part of the business and form Local Area Committees which are led by the NEC Representative for that area.     

Advance’s dedicated Helpline is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.  This is a small team which provides an almost unique service that is offered by very few unions.   This team provides confidential advice and support on all aspects of our member’s working lives.


National Executive Committee (NEC) 

(logged in members only)

Local Area Reps


Linda's Team


Office Team

(logged in members only)

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