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Leeds Building Society appoints Chief Information Officer

A photograph of Tom Clark

Leeds Building Society has appointed Tom Clark as Chief Information Officer and General Manager. He will provide leadership to the IT Services and Operations, Systems Development and Business Change Management teams of the UK’s 5th largest building society. In his new role Tom will have responsibility for the strategy, risk, performance and people aspects of these teams.

Tom held a variety of IT roles during 21 years within HSBC including Director within its private banking arm in Geneva, Vice President within Global Software Delivery in Chicago and most recently in a global senior management role in its IT Operations function. He has also led Project Management Offices delivering strategic and transformational change programmes.

Tom is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and has a Masters Degree in IT Management from Sheffield University. He is married with two daughters and is a snowboarding and car enthusiast.

Commenting on his appointment Tom said, “I am absolutely delighted to join Leeds Building Society and be appointed as Chief Information Officer. The culture and care the society has for its members and colleagues was evident to me through the recruitment process, and was a major part of my decision to join. I am looking forward to using my experience to build further on the operating model for IT in support of our ambitious growth plans.”

Karen Wint, Leeds Building Society’s Operations Director said, “I am so pleased to welcome Tom to our senior leadership team, to take up a new position in the Society of Chief Information Officer. His appointment recognises the importance that technology, insight and transformational change programmes will be to our business going forwards.”

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Notes to Editors

Leeds Building Society has assets of £10.8bn (as at 30 June 2013) and 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland. The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.