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Leeds boosts tech transformation with new Head of Architecture

Leeds Building Society has appointed a new Head of Architecture as it continues to invest in new technology and innovative IT solutions. 

Tom Fell brings over 30 years’ experience in designing technology architecture and IT development across financial services and other sectors. He was previously Head of Enterprise Architecture at Lowell Financial Ltd.

Tom’s appointment is a key part of Leeds Building Society’s enhancement of its Enterprise Architecture capability, which will see significant improvements to everyday customer service functions.

Commenting on his appointment, Tom said: “I’m so thrilled to be joining the team at Leeds as it continues to invest in innovative technology as part of an ongoing transformation period.

“Leeds Building Society has a heritage to be proud of, but the people and teams here are clearly very forward-thinking too. It’s a very appealing combination, and I’m really pleased to be a part of it.”

Rob Howse, Chief Operating Officer of Leeds Building Society, said: “Our purpose is to help people save money and have the home they want. Tom’s appointment underlines our commitment to transforming our technology so that we can improve the service we offer our members now and continue to do so into the future. 

“Tom has a really impressive track record in designing innovative technology solutions, and I’m really excited about the role he will play in the continued transformation of the Society. We wish him a very warm welcome to Leeds.”


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Tom Fell, Head of Architecture at Leeds Building Society

Tom Fell, Head of Architecture at Leeds Building Society

Picture caption: Tom Fell, Head of Architecture at Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK and had assets of £20.8bn at 31 December 2019 (£19.4bn at 31 December 2018). The Society is a Best Companies 2* employer and its head office is in the centre of Leeds, where it has been based since 1886.

The Society won the title of Best Shared Ownership Mortgage Lender in the 2019 What Mortgage Awards, its fourth consecutive year of success in this category. It also received a Gold Ribbon from Fairer Finance for savings accounts for the second year running, based on customer happiness and trust, along with the ability to explain things clearly.