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Leeds Building Society appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

Leeds Building Society has named Iain Cornish and Annette Barnes as Non-Executive Directors.

Both Iain and Annette have joined the Society Board, alongside five Executive Directors and seven Non-Executive Directors, including Chairman Robin Ashton.

Iain has more than 30 years’ experience of working within the financial services industry, as Chief Executive of Yorkshire Building Society, Chairman of St James’s Place and Senior Independent Director of Arrow Global, and brings with him significant risk expertise.

He has also served as a Treasury Select Committee Special Advisor, an Independent Reviewer for the Prudential Regulation Authority, as well as holding positions with the Financial Services Authority and the Building Societies Association.

Annette brings with her more than 30 years’ experience working in financial services, with specific skills in operations, technology and customer experience, most recently holding executive roles as CEO of Lloyds Bank Private Banking Ltd and Managing Director for Wealth & Mass Affluent for Lloyds Banking Group.

Her experience also includes time spent as an Executive Director of MBNA Europe Bank Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of GlobalData plc.

Welcoming Iain and Annette to the Board, Leeds Building Society Chairman Robin Ashton said: “These are excellent appointments. Both Iain and Annette have proven track records of success in senior leadership roles and bring with them more than 60 years’ of collective experience within the financial services sector.

“Their addition to the Board will further build on our diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience. They will help us to continue to build on strong recent performance and contribute to our positive future.”


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Iain Cornish and Annette Barnes

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK and in Gibraltar and has assets of £19.5bn at 30 June (£17.3bn at 30 June 2017). The Society’s head office has been based in the centre of Leeds since 1886.