Newbury Building Society appoints new Finance Director

Newbury Building Society is delighted to welcome Kieron Blackburn as its new Finance Director – following a 10 year tenure at Ipswich Building Society in the same position.

Kieron brings with him extensive industry knowledge having spent 12 years with Nationwide Building Society, UCB HomeLoans Ltd (a Nationwide subsidiary) and seven years at Midland Bank. Kieron is also a Chartered Accountant and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Kieron commented: “I am delighted to join a well-run and well-managed building society, as it enters a very exciting phase. It is evident Newbury Building Society puts its members at the heart of everything it does, and it is this community spirit and commitment to providing excellent mortgage and savings products which makes the Newbury a valued organisation. I look forward to working with the wider business as the Society continues to grow from strength to strength.”

Kieron replaces Lee Bambridge, who has moved into a new role, Chief Risk Officer, created to help propel the Society forward since exceeding its £1billion asset milestone at the end of 2017.

Roland Gardner, Chief Executive of Newbury Building Society said: “I’m delighted Kieron has joined the team here at the Newbury. He is a great asset with an outstanding background in the building society sector which will be invaluable as the Society looks to strengthen its position in a rapidly changing market. I look forward to working with Kieron as the Society continues to flourish.”

Newbury Building Society recently scooped two awards at the British Bank Awards 2018 and is the 16th biggest building society in the country. The organisation employs 160 staff and operates 10 branches across Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, with its Head Office based in central Newbury, Berkshire.

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