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New Chief Financial Officer announced for Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society has announced the appointment of Andrew Conroy as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Andrew has served as the Society’s Interim CFO since June 2019, and his permanent appointment is confirmed following final approval by the Regulator.

He has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of senior roles within the financial services industry, and joins Leeds Building Society after serving as CFO at a London based specialist lending bank. He has also held a number of senior roles with leading building societies in the UK.

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “I’m delighted to be joining such an historic, well-respected and financially resilient organisation.

“Recent weeks and months have posed significant challenges across the financial services sector, but as a future-facing and secure business, we’re contining to support our members and colleagues through this difficult period.

“I’ve had the warmest possible reception since I started as Interim CFO here in June last year, and colleagues across the business have demonstrated incredible spirit, dedication and professionalism to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our members.”

Chief Executive Officer Richard Fearon, said: “Andrew’s extensive experience and achievements within financial services mean that he will make an excellent contribution to our senior team.

“In the time he has been with the Society as our Interim CFO, he has already had a tremendously positive impact on all our teams, so I’m very pleased that we can formally confirm his appointment.”

Andrew dedicates much of his personal time to community-based projects, and is also a trustee of Saltmine Theatre Company – a charity dedicated to inspiring people through theatre, media and interactive teaching.