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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.

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Andrew Conroy

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK and had assets of £20.7bn at 30 June 2019 (£19.4bn at 30 June 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 was named Best Lender for Later Life Lending in the Legal & General Mortgage Club Awards 2019.